Graphics photo: How suspected Fulani herdsmen murdered two Yoruba monarchs
In a shocking incident that unfolded on January 29, 2024, suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons launched a brutal attack on three prominent Kings in the Ajoni Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Division, Ayedun-Ekiti.
The victims include the Elesun of Esun Ekiti in Ikole Local Government, the Alara of Ara Ekiti in Ikole Local Government, and the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti in Oye Local Government.
Tragically, the Elesun of Esun Ekiti and the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti lost their lives as they valiantly resisted the kidnappers. The Alara of Ara Ekiti narrowly escaped the assailants without sustaining injuries.
The deceased monarchs have been transported to the mortuary at the General Hospital in Ikole Ekiti, marking a somber chapter in the history of the region.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident, with residents expressing shock and outrage over the audacious attack on traditional leaders.
The situation raises concerns about the safety and security of communities in Ayedun-Ekiti and the need for swift and effective measures to prevent further incidents of this nature.
In response to the escalating tensions, the Divisional Officer of Ajoni LCDA Division, Ayedun-Ekiti, SC. Oloruntoba Sunday, has signed an electronic report conveying the details of the tragic event, including pictorial evidence for public awareness.
The incident has prompted calls for increased security measures and proactive strategies to address the rising challenges posed by criminal elements in the region.
As the community mourns the loss of two revered leaders, questions linger about the motivations behind the attack and the steps that will be taken to ensure the safety of residents in Ajoni LCDA Division, Ayedun-Ekiti.