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A standard ruler in Ekiti State and the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Native authorities, Oba Adetutu Ajayi narrowly escaped demise Friday night, as suspected gunmen rained bullets on his automobile.

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Although, the monarch escaped demise, he was mentioned to have sustained gunshot accidents and now being hospitalized in one of many medical amenities in Ekiti State.

A supply instructed journalists in Ado Ekiti on Saturday that the monarch was travelling in his official automobile to the neighbouring Ayetoro Ekiti, in Ido/Osi native authorities when the gunmen struck.

“The monarch was travelling in his automobile to Ayetoro when the bandits waylaid him and in an try to flee, they pursued him and rained bullets on his automobile.

“The bullets hit him on the legs, arms and abdomen. The normal ruler is now receiving therapy in a tertiary hospital in Ekiti”, the supply mentioned.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, regretted that the incident occurred regardless of the rigorous joint patrol, raiding of black spots and brushing of forests by his males to dislodge criminals.

Abutu mentioned the Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Mobayo’s directive that the mixed forces of police, Amotekun Corps, Vigilance Teams, Native Hunters, Chiefs, drivers Union, bike riders, farmers and different stakeholders ought to perform a joint operation was being diligently noticed concurrently throughout the 16 native authorities areas when the gunmen struck.

“The operation was aimed toward dislodging and apprehending the miscreants of their hideouts as directed by the Commissioner of Police.

“However some unknown gunmen mischievously defied the operation, got here out and attacked the Elewu of Ewu, Oba Adetutu Ajayi whereas he was on transit between Ewu-Ekiti and Ayetoro-Ekiti at about 1900hrs.”

Abutu added that the CP assured the general public that the perpetrators can be dropped at e book, pledging that the command shall proceed to work with related safety outfits, ministries, stakeholders and organizations to make sure that criminality is worn out of Ekiti.

The police spokesman acknowledged that the spirit of officers of the command and different supporting businesses and teams nonetheless stay excessive because the operation nonetheless continues indefinitely to stamp out bandits in Ekiti.

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