Bandits kill prominent traditional ruler in Ondo

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Late Oba Adeusi, Olufon of Ifon

Bandits have shot a prominent traditional ruler State, Oba Adeusi who was the Olufon of Ifon.

Ifon is located Ose Local Government Area (LGA) of the state south-west Nigeria.

Oba Adeusi was said to be returning to town Akure, the State capital where he went for a meeting with other frontline traditional rulers the state.

A source confirmed to Channels Television that the incident occurred on , adding that the monarch was shot at Elegbeka community along the Ifon-Benin Highway.

Another source told Channels Television that the monarch was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, where he died as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

He described the incident as sad and very unfortunate, saying the bandits also kidnapped two persons in the convoy after shooting the monarch.

Leo-Ikoro noted that the of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami, has directed all police divisions in the area to swing into action.

He stated that the police would work with other agencies to apprehend the bandits and secure the release of the victims. (Channels TV)