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Gunmen kidnap Ekiti monarch

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GUNMEN have attacked the palace of the traditional ruler of Ilemeso Ekiti, David Oyewumi, and kidnapped the monarch.

  The incident occurred yesterday in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State in south-west Nigeria.

  Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state  Sunday Abutu,  told the media that the yet to be identified gunmen  invaded the palace of the Ekiti monarch and abducted the traditional ruler

  According to the Police Public Relations Officer, the gunmen scaled the fence of the palace and released several gunshots before taking the monarch to an unknown destination.

  He, however, stated that the police command was undeterred in its determination to overrun crime in the state despite emerging cases of kidnap and ambush.

  Yesterday’s incident occurred a week after another traditional ruler, Adetutu Ajayi, was attacked by gunmen in the state.

  It will be recalled that Ajayi, who is the traditional ruler of Ewu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of the state, was shot by gunmen on Friday last week while on transit to a neighbouring town in Ido/Osi Local Government Area.

  After the incident, the monarch was taken to a hospital for treatment while the police command said it had swung into action to unravel those behind the criminal act and bring them to book.

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