Gunmen Kill Kwara Monarch, Abduct Wife, 2 Others

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By Kamsi Anayo

Gunmen, on Thursday night, invaded the palace of Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara state and killed the traditional ruler of the community, Gen. Segun Aremu (rtd).

It was gathered that the gunmen also whisked away the wife of the monarch and two other persons.

Although the details of the development remained sketchy as at the time of filing this report, the state government has, however, confirmed the killing of the monarch and the abduction of his wife and two others.

A state government statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye, read: “Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has condemned the killing of Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti Local Government, HRH retd General Segun Aremu.

“The monarch was reportedly shot dead in his palace on Thursday night by some unknown gunmen, who also whisked away his wife and two others.

“The governor condemned the development, which he said was reckless, shocking, and abominable.

“He charged the security agencies not to spare any resources to track down the perpetrators, free the spouse and others taken away, and bring them to book.

“We will certainly get the perpetrators and ensure that this is their last crime against humanity. My profound condolences go to the people of Koro. Our hearts are broken, and we stand by them at this time and always.”

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