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(JUST IN) Terrorists Kill Another Yoruba Monarch 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

YET another Yoruba monarch, the Elepe of Ohi-Ogidi in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria, Chief Ojo Olayinka, has been murdered by yet-to-be-identified terrorists.

This is coming barely a week after three monarchs were wasted in Ekiti and Kwara states by terrorists cum kidnappers.

The sacrilegious killing of Elepe was disclosed by the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement on Wednesday.

The state government not only condemned the killing, but also ordered security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book.

The state government condemned the dastardly act, stressing that it was barbaric to undermine its determination and progress in securing the lives and property of Kogites.

“To this end, the State Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, has directed security chiefs in the state and the state security adviser to ensure the perpetrators of the dastardly act are apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.

“Inasmuch as this may not bring back our beloved citizen who was murdered, it will reinforce the trust of our citizens in the security architecture of the state. We can not afford to relapse into a state of insecurity,” Fanwo affirmed.

He urged the people of Ogidi and Ijumu Local Government Area to remain calm and not take the laws into their own hands, no matter the level of provocation.

He assured them that the state apparatus is strong enough to defend and secure the lives of its people and bring antisocial elements to book.

“The people should remain vigilant and volunteer useful intelligence to security agencies and community leaders.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with the immediate family of the deceased, the Ogidi community, the people of Ijumu Local Government Area and indeed, the traditional institution.

“May the soul of the departed rest in peace. The administration of Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo will remain committed to the security of lives and property and will make life unbearable for criminals in the state,” he added.

Stonix News recalled that on January 6, 2024, suspected arsonists set on fire the 75-year-old elder sister of the Attah Igala, Mathew Opaluwa, killing her in the process.

The woman, identified as Meimunat Sani, was set ablaze alongside her granddaughter, Hajarat, in the early hours of that Thursday, in her Oketekwe residence in the Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State.

A family source said some marauders had invaded the home of the deceased with petrol and razed it while the monarch’s sister, her daughter, and granddaughter were fast asleep.

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