Gunmen kill Kwara monarch, kidnap wife, two others

Kwara governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State.

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Suspected bandits have killed the the monarch of Koro community, Olukoro of Koro, General Segun Aremu, (rtd) and abducted his wife, alongside two others.

The bandits had invaded the community on Thursday night.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who confirmed the incident, condemned the killing of the Olukoro of Koro, describing it as reckless, shocking and abominable.

He charged the security agencies not to spare any resources to track down the perpetrators, free the spouse and others taken away, and bring the perpetrators to book.

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“We will certainly get the perpetrators and ensure that this is their last crime against humanity,” the Governor said, adding: “My profound condolences go to the people of Koro.”

“Our hearts are broken, and we stand by them at this time and always,” he said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin on Thursday night.

Reports say police operatives have commenced investigation, just as search and rescue operation has been launched for the abducted victims, adding that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area has been deployed to the palace of the late monarch.

Koro community in Kwara State, is a neighbouring town of Irele/Oke, Ako/Ipao/Oke Aiyedun and Ikole of Ekiti State.

The Ekiti communities are where three monarchs were attacked recently and two were killed by gunmen, while one escaped.

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