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Akoko monarchs condemn violence on traditional rulers

From Jimoh Ahme,
Ikare Akoko.

As assaults and violence against traditional rulers rage in some parts of the country, traditional rulers and prominent indigenes in Akoko have described the trend as barbaric, wicked and worrisome.

The  monarchs while highlighting major assaults on the traditional stool to include kidnapping, killings and public assaults, said these must stopped .

They particularly reacted to the killing of an Ogun State monarch and his three children by his subjects over land matters and set his house on fire

The Onigedegede of Gedegede Akoko,  Oba Walidu Sanni who experienced  herdsmen invasion of his palace,  condemned the act describing it as lack of respect to a consistuted authority.

Oba Sanni stated that traditional rulers were custodians of culture and tradition and deserved respect and security.

Another royal father, the Olubaram of Ibaram in Akoko Northwest Local Government,  Oba Olusegun Atibioke, described the killing of the Ogun monarch as wicked, uncivilized and barbaric.

Oba Atibioke called for security around palace in the country  government and their communities.

The Olubaram cited the kidnapping of Oluyani of Iyani,  Oba Sunday Daudu, that of the former regent of Akungba,  Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon  Ajimo, the wife of Alauga Akoko, Olori Joke Agunloye and the killing of Olufon of Ifon, in Ose Local Government,  Oba Israel Adefusi as some of the high points of  bad occurrences that had inflicted the traditional stool in Ondo State.

In the same vein, the  Majeobaje of Ikare, Chief Saliu Okoja,  urged the Police, army and other security agents to deploy more men to Ondo State,  particularly Ose Local Government and Akoko axis.

Chief Saliu condemned the recent killing of people and burning of houses by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen at Omolege junction and Okeluse  in Ose Local Government as he said  the incessant kidnapping and armed robberies in Auga Akunu area deserved the attention of the federal government. .








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