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PDP reacts to killing of monarchs, urges Ekiti govt to be proactive

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged Ekiti State Government to be more proactive in protecting the lives and property of citizens, even as it condemned the killing of two traditional rulers in the state on Monday.

NAN reports that the state has, in recent times, been faced with security challenges, culminating in the killing of the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde and the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Olushola.

The two royal fathers were said to have been ambushed and killed by the gunmen on their way from a meeting in Irele-Ekiti in a vehicle driven by another traditional ruler, the Alara of Ara Ikole-Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba.

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Fatoba, however, escaped from the scene.

NAN reports that six pupils of a private school in Emure-Ekiti, three teachers and the bus driver were also abducted by gunmen while returning to Eporo-Ekiti on Monday evening.

The political party, in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Raphael Adeyanju, on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, condemned what it called consistent kidnappings for ransom in the state.

Adeyanju particularly frowned at the kidnapping of schoolchildren at Emure-Ekiti and the other student kidnapped on Ikere-Igbara Odo road.

He described the killing of the two traditional rulers as unfortunate and condemnable.

“In recent times, several innocent citizens had been kidnapped along Ipao-Oke Ako in Ikole local government area, while some were killed within their farms,” he said.

The PDP spokesman urged the state government to redouble its efforts to secure the lives and property of its citizens.

“They should also collaborate with neighbouring states to nip terrorism and kidnappings in the bud,” he said.

PDP reacts to killing of monarchs, urges Ekiti govt to be proactive

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