In a devastating incident on Monday, suspected kidnappers unleashed terror on Oke Ako-Irele road in Ikole Local Government area of Ekiti State, resulting in the tragic deaths of two revered monarchs.
The victims were identified as the Olumojo of Umojo Ekiti in Oye Local Government, Oba Samuel Olatunji, and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin, while miraculously, other monarchs narrowly escaped the clutches of death.
The heart-wrenching event unfolded as the traditional rulers were returning from a crucial meeting, marking a dark day for the community. The assailants, believed to be gunmen with sinister motives, struck with deadly precision, leaving a trail of grief and disbelief in their wake.
The Olumojo of Oye Local Government, Oba Samuel Olusola Olatuyi, known for his unwavering commitment to his community’s welfare, met an untimely demise, leaving a void that will be deeply felt by those he served. Similarly, the Elesun of Ikole Local Government, Oba S.O. Omojola, whose leadership was characterized by wisdom and dedication, fell victim to this senseless act of violence.
As the community grapples with the aftermath of this tragedy, it raises concerns about the safety and security of traditional leaders who play vital roles in the cultural and administrative fabric of the region. The narrow escape of other monarchs highlights the urgent need for enhanced security measures to protect these figures and ensure the stability of the community.
Newsflash Nigeria will continue to gather details on this distressing incident, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the ambush and the ongoing efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. In the face of this sorrowful event, the community must unite to support one another and demand the necessary actions to prevent such heinous acts from recurring.