Ekiti Monarchs’ Killing: Osun Council of Obas Sympathize With Families, Ekiti Govt

Osun State Council of Obas rose from their monthly statutory meeting on Thursday, 1st February 2024, and expressed shock and sadness over the murder of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State on Monday.

This is contained in a press statement issued and signed on behalf of the Osun Council of Obas, by Oba (Dr) Michael Odunayo Adeagbo Ajayi, Arowotawaya II, the Elerinmo of Erinmo Ijesa, after their monthly statutory meeting held on Thursday 1st February, 2024.

The meeting was presided over by the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen. Adesola Lawal, Laminisa 1, who acted on behalf of the Chairman, Osun State Council of Obas, Arole Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi

The council described the incident as sad, shocking, and condemned the killing of the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola and Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola on Monday by gunmen in an ambush.

On behalf of all the traditional rulers in Osun State, we commiserate with the families of the departed as well as the government of Ekiti State. It is, however, sad news on the state of insecurity in the entire country.

“We monarchs in Osun called on the government to do necessary thing in protecting the lives of its citizens and it is now apparent that the issue of state security ought to be revisited as a matter of urgency.

“We also appeal to the government to empower traditional rulers by giving them constitutional role to support and offer advice on how to improve our community while government should allocate fund to the Amotekun security personnel with sophisticated weapons”.

The alarming rise in abductions persists, despite the efforts of security agencies as incidents of kidnapping are being reported daily in different regions of the country.

In the same vain, the Osun State Council of Obas has symphatised with the Olubadan of Ibadan as well as the Oyo State Government over the recent explosion that rocked Bodija estate in Ibadan.

The Osun Obas, who also described the explosion that claimed lives and injured many residents as a bad and ugly incident, prayed that God will console the families of the victims.

The statement described the incident as an open sore, which can not heal in earnest.

We admonished the government to hit the ground running by protecting the lives and property of members of the public.

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