Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler In Ekiti

Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler In Ekiti

Gunmen have attacked the palace of the traditional ruler of Ilemeso Ekiti, David Oyewumi, and kidnapped the monarch.

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The incident occurred on Thursday evening in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State in south-west Nigeria.

Police authorities confirmed the abduction of the traditional ruler to Channels Television on Friday.

Sunday Abutu, who is the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, explained that the gunmen scaled the fence of the palace and released several gunshots before taking the monarch to an unknown destination.

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He, however, stated that police command was undeterred in its determination to overrun crime in the state despite emerging cases of kidnap and ambush.

Thursday’s incident occurred a week after another traditional ruler, Adetutu Ajayi, was attacked by gunmen in the state

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