Gunmen have killed Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti local government area of Kwara State, General Segun Aremu (rtd).
The gunmen also whisked away the wife of the monarch and two others.
“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,” the governor said in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.
Similarly, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has condemned the gruesome murder of the monarch
The Emir made the condemnation in a statement by his spokesperson, Abdulazeez Arowona, on Friday in Ilorin.
Sulu-Gambari, also the Chairman Kwara Traditional Rulers Council, frowned at the abduction of Olukoro of Koro-Ekiti’s wife and two others.
He appealed to security agencies to intensify efforts toward the protection of lives and property in the state.
The Emir expressed condolences to the entire members of the State Traditional Rulers Council and the people of Koro community, as well as indigenes of Ekiti Local Government Area, over the sad incident.
He urged Kwara government to ensure that necessary support to security agencies to enable them curb the incessant crimes and criminality across the state.
The Emir urged religious leaders across the state to embark on special prayers, to restore peace and harmony that Kwara was known for globally.