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Insecurity: Police confirm death of monarch killed by gunmen in Ondo


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THE Ondo state police command has confirmed the death of Oba Israel Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State who was killed by gunmen aroud 4pm yesterday.

The royal father was killed at Elegbeka, a community along the Ifon-Benin highway, while returning from the monthly meeting of the state council of Obas in Akure.

His vehicle was said to have been rained with bullets while the driver was trying to escape from the gunmen. He was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, where he died as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

Tee Leo-Ikoro, the state Police Public Relations Officer in the state, who confirmed the incident to The ICIR on phone said security operatives have been deployed to the area to comb bushes around the area where the monarch was killed to fish out the killers.

He stated that the police personnel would work with other sister security agencies to apprehend the bandits and secure the release of the victims.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo said  Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has expressed condolences with family of the late king, promising that the perpetrators will be brought to book.

“The security agencies, especially the Nigerian Police  have been directed to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” Ojogo said in a press statement.

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The Ondo state government had in November expressed worry and condemned the spike of insecurity in the state. The government has called on all security agencies to confront the development with a promise to provide necessary support in terms of both human and logistics aid to ensure the safety of residents in the state.

It called on residents of the state to cooperate with security operatives by providing information about crimes in their immediate environment.

Vincent Ufuoma is a reporter with The ICIR. He is a lover of God, truth, knowledge and justice.

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