Suspected gunmen have killed the Olufon of Ifon in Ondo state, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the ugly incident occurred on Thursday, November 26 along the Elegbeka area of the state while the Oba was reportedly returning from a meeting held in Akure.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the traditional ruler, who was returning to Ifon from Akure after a meeting, ran into the barricade of the kidnappers along Elegbeka area when the incident happened. It was gathered that his driver attempted to maneuver his way to avoid the kidnappers when they shot at his vehicle. Oba Adeusi was said to have been hit with bullets and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where he was confirmed dead.
Nigerian Tribune; reportedly disclosed that the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who was informed about the incident, rushed to the hospital where the monarch was confirmed dead. The state police public relations officer, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the command had been trying to get in touch with the divisional police officer in the area to confirm the incident. Sahara Reporters in its report said that a security source said Oba Adeusi was earlier kidnapped before he was killed.
The source was quoted to have said: “The king had earlier attended the meeting with all Obas in Akure and while on his way he was kidnapped which caused apprehension in the community. “But while we were trying to ensure his rescue, we saw that he had already been killed by the kidnappers. It is very sad.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered from a reliable source that some suspected gunmen have abducted the wife and son of one of the security details of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
It was reported that the kidnappers had gone for the aide but could not find him, and instead took his wife and son. According to the news outlet, they thought he was still around after reportedly coming to town with Atiku for the weekend. The incident was said to have taken place on the night of Monday, November 23, in Yolde-Pate, Yola, when the target was believed to still be around.