Two traditional rulers in Ekiti State have been killed by kidnappers who abducted them along Oke-ako road in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
One monarch luckily escaped from the scene of the killing.
While the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin, and the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olushola, were ambushed and killed by the gunmen yesterday, the Alara of Ara-Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, escaped from the scene.
According to a source, the monarchs were returning from a security meeting at Irele-Ekiti when they were attacked by the kidnappers.
Speaking on the killing, the Chairman of the Ajoni Local Council Development Area, Micheal Ogungbemi, said the gunmen attempted to kidnap the three traditional rulers.
Lamenting the killing of the traditional rulers, Mr. Ogungbemi said he had mobilised local security outfits, including the Amotekun corps, to comb the forest in a bid to arrest the perpetrators.