President Bola Tinubu has expressed grief over the killings of two first class traditional rulers in Ekiti State by yet to be identified gunmen.
Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to President Tinubu on media and publicity on Tuesday in a statement quoted the president as expressing shock and sadness over the dastardly act.
The slain traditional rulers ; Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde were killed while returning from a security meeting on Monday.
They were killed in an ambush on IRELE -Oke Ako road in Ikole Local government area of Ekiti State .
Another traditional ruler, Alara of Ara –Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba narrowly escaped being killed in the attack.
“It is with grief that President Bola Tinubu receives the news of the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola.
“President Tinubu condemns this mindless and brutal bloodletting, and pledges that the perpetrators will not escape justice.
“The President condoles with the families and subjects of the traditional rulers, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, and the people of Ekiti State on this deeply agonizing development.
“In the same vein, the President directs the immediate rescue of pupils and teachers kidnapped around Eporo-Ekiti area of the State.
“As security of life and property is the primary responsibility of government, President Tinubu assures Nigerians that the nation’s security architecture is being robustly fortified for better and expected outcomes,” Ngelale said. (vitalnewsngr.com)