President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, condemned the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Olatunde Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, David Ogunsola.
The traditional rulers were said to be returning from a security meeting in Irele-Ekiti in a vehicle being driven by one of their counterparts, the Alara of Ikole Ekiti, Adebayo Fatoba, when gunmen struck at a community in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Monday.
Two of the monarchs were killed in the ambush, while Fatoba fled the scene and the chairman of the Ajoni Local Council Development Area, Michael Ogungbemi, who confirmed the development, said the attackers tried to kidnap the three traditional rulers.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu tagged the killings as mindless and brutal bloodletting, pledging that the perpetrators will not escape justice.
Tinubu, who mourned the two traditional rulers, condoled with their families and subjects, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, and the people of Ekiti State on what he called a “deeply agonising development.”