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Gunmen Kill  Monarch, Abduct Wife, 2 Others In Kwara 

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

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers last night invaded the palace of Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti local government area of Kwara State and killed the traditional ruler of the town,  General Segun Aremu (rtd).

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

The incident  happened around  8.45 pm on Thursday night   in the town.

Meanwhile, the 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 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 was not going  as the time of filling this report. 

 Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

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