Gunmen have killed a Nigerian monarch in an attack on Thursday.
Adegoke Adebusi, the Oluifon of Ifon in Ondo State, was shot dead at Elegbeka, along the Owo-Ifon Road in the Southwest Nigeria state.
According to locals, the royal father was on his way back from a meeting of the state’s council of traditional rulers held in Akure, the state’s capital.
Governor of the State, Mister Rotimi Akeredolu visited Ifon after the incident and agreed that the state has a security crisis.
“With a heavy heart, the Ondo State Government hereby confirms the unfortunate incident around Elegbeka, Owo-Ifon road on Ondo State to be true. Truly, Ondo has lost a great one – a deep cut too. Sad,” he said.
“This is a heinous crime, an incident which has, again, confirmed that we are indeed in a security crisis beyond the ordinary.
“All lives matter; but this one is too heavy and unbearable. It’s a sad day in Ondo State. Clearly, we are in a serious security crisis that requires extraordinary means.
“On our part as a government, we shall give whatever it takes to unravel this; these criminals who have wrought this sad day on our state shall not go unpunished.”
Just after the monarch’s murder, two persons were kidnapped at the same site.
In another location in the same state, two persons were shot in Ode-Irele of Irele Local Government on Thursday. These killings came up when armed robbers reigned supreme in a bank and also attacked a nearby police station.
Tee Leo-Ikoro, police spokesman in the state said both incidents were perpetrated by different sets of daredevil armed men.