Tinubu promises justice for slain Ekiti traditional rulers, orders immediate rescue of kidnapped pupils
In a somber response to the tragic news of the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, President Bola Tinubu has expressed profound grief over the demise of the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola. Condemning the mindless and brutal bloodletting, President Tinubu assures that the perpetrators will face the full force of justice.
The President extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and subjects of the traditional rulers, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, and the entire people of Ekiti State, acknowledging the deep agony caused by this distressing development. The loss of revered community leaders is a blow to the rich cultural heritage and stability of Ekiti State.
In a parallel directive, President Tinubu underscores the urgency of the situation by ordering the immediate rescue of pupils and teachers who were kidnapped in the vicinity of Eporo-Ekiti. Recognising the gravity of the security challenges faced by the nation, especially the recent surge in criminal activities, the President emphasises that the safety of life and property remains the primary responsibility of the government.
Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, conveyed the President’s commitment to reinforcing the nation’s security architecture for more robust and effective outcomes. As the government intensifies efforts to ensure the safety of citizens, President Tinubu calls for unity and cooperation from all Nigerians in the face of these challenging times.
The killings of the traditional rulers have sparked widespread concern and condemnation from various quarters, with calls for decisive actions to bring the perpetrators to justice. The Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti were highly respected figures in their communities, and their untimely demise has left a void that will be challenging to fill.
Governor Biodun Oyebanji, who also expressed his condolences, has been working closely with security agencies to unravel the circumstances surrounding the gruesome killings. The state government, in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, is determined to ensure that justice is served and the masterminds behind these heinous acts are swiftly apprehended.
The Ekiti State traditional institution, reeling from the loss of two revered leaders, is expected to observe mourning rites and pay homage to the departed rulers. The broader Nigerian community joins in solidarity with Ekiti State, mourning the tragic loss and calling for concerted efforts to address the rising insecurity in various parts of the country.
As the nation grapples with security challenges, the President’s assurance that security measures are being strengthened provides a glimmer of hope for a more secure and peaceful future. Nigerians eagerly await further updates on the investigations into these incidents, anticipating justice for the victims and their families.
In the midst of these dark times, the call for unity, cooperation, and vigilance resonates, echoing the collective responsibility of all Nigerians to contribute towards a safer and more stable society.