Similarly, reports say that gunmen have shot and killed a traditional ruler, the Olukoro of Koro, Oba Segun Aremu, in a southwestern Nigeria palace during a raid on Thursday night.
Information reaching Radio Nigeria has it that his wife and another person were abducted during the attack which occurred in Ekiti LGA of Kwara State.
The identity and motives of the assailants remain are not clear and it’s uncertain if they are seeking a ransom.
The incident has led to reactions from 50 civil society groups calling on President Bola Tinubu to declare a state of emergency due to the escalating attacks with over 1,800 abductions reported since May 2023.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who condemned the killing, pledged to apprehend the perpetrators.
It will be recalled that Gunmen killed two Traditional Rulers in Ekiti last week and also kidnapped several pupils alongside their teachers from a school in Emure LGA of Ekiti State.
Also, a senior government official was kidnapped on Wednesday night in the Bwari suburb of the capital, Abuja, not far from the home of six sisters who were abducted for ransom last month with their father.
One of the girls was shot dead due to a delay in paying the ransom.