Two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, have been killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.
According to The PUNCH, the incident was said to have happened between Oke-Ako and Ipao-Ekiti in Ajoni Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
The duo – Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area and Elesun of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, were attacked by the gunmen while retuning from a meeting.
Sources, according to Oodua News, disclosed that another monarch, Alara of Ara in Ikole LG, however, narrowly escaped when the armed men attacked them and attempted to forcefully take them away.
“They were travelling together. The armed herdsmen stopped them and rained bullets on them. They took their personal belongings and dragged their bodies into the bush,” Oodua News quoted a source as saying.
When contacted, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abutu Sunday, confirmed the incident to Punch Metro.
He said, “Yes we got the report. There is a suspected murder. The incident happened at Ikole-Ekiti. Our tactical and intelligent team have been deployed to the area.
“We don’t have the details for now but investigation has commenced to know what really happened.”