Ogun Obas express sadness
The Punch reports that the Ogun State Council of Traditional Rulers has expressed its sadness over the reported killing of two monarchs in Ekiti State.
The Akarigbo of Remoland and Chairman of the Council, Oba Adewale Babatunde Ajayi, spoke on behalf of the traditional rulers on Tuesday.
The Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin and Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, were killed on Monday by gunmen in an ambush, while the Alara of Ara Ikole-Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba escaped.
Reacting to the incident, the spokesman for the Akarigbo palace and Baamofin of Remoland, Otunba Bayo Onafuwa, said Oba Ajayi referred to the news as sad.
“On behalf of all the Obas in Ogun state, HRM Akarigbo wishes to commiserate with the families of the departed. It is, however, a sad commentary on the state of insecurity in the country.
“Kabiyesi urges the government to do its best by protecting the lives of its citizens. It is now apparent that the issue of state security ought to be revisited as a matter of urgency,” the spokesman said.