The Ondo State Government has confirmed the killing of the Oluifon , Oba Adegoke Adeusi by unknown gunmen.
The monarch was killed on Thursday around Elegbeka, Owo-Ifon road in Ondo state.
The government, in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, described the incident as unfortunate .
The government noted that the incident has, again, confirmed that the country is indeed, in a serious security crisis beyond the ordinary.
Already, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu(SAN), has visited the affected Ifon in company of the chief of staff, Olugbenga Ale; Head of Service, Dare Aragbaiye; Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Dotun Owanikin and his Information counterpart, Donald Ojogo.
The State Chairman of the APC, Ade Adetimehin was also on the entourage of the governor as he led the State Government delegation to condole with the affected community.
The statement added , “With a heavy heart, the Ondo State Government hereby confirms the unfortunate incident around Elegbeka, Owo-Ifon road in Ondo State to be true. Truly, Ondo has lost a great one-a deep cut, too sad.
“This is a heinous crime, an incident which has, again, confirmed that we are indeed, in a serious security crisis beyond the ordinary.
“All lives matter; but this is one too heavy and unbearable. It’s a sad day in Ondo State. Clearly, we are in a serious security crisis that requires extraordinary means. “
In the meantime, Governor Akeredolu has directed security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
He said the government will do whatever it takes to unravel these criminals.
He said “On our part as a Government, we shall give whatever it takes to unravel this; these criminals who have wrought this sad day on our State shall not go unpunished.,”