Gunmen kill traditional ruler, kidnap wife, two others in Kwara


Gunmen attacked the palace of the Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti local government area of Kwara State on Thursday night, resulting in the tragic killing of the community’s traditional ruler, General Segun Aremu (rtd).

The assailants also abducted the monarch’s wife and two additional individuals.

The state government has verified the monarch’s death and the abduction of the three individuals, including his wife.

“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.