Gunmen Kill Kwara Monarch, Abduct Wife, 2 Others

Gunmen Kill Kwara Monarch, Abduct Wife, 2 Others

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin 

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers Thursday Oba Segun Aremu, a retired general.

The gunmen also whisked away the wife of the monarch and two others.

The incident  according to THISDAY checks happened around  8.45pm on Thursday night   in the town.

Meanwhile, state government has confirmed the killing of the monarch and the abduction of three others including his wife.

A statement issued by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq last night, signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Rafiu Ajakaye on the incident said that, the governor  condemned the killing of Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti Local Government, HRH rtd General Segun Aremu.

The statement  also said, “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,” the governor said in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.

However,  all efforts to speak with the state police command Public Relations Officer, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi last night to comment on the attack  proved abortive as calls made to her telephone  number were not going through.

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