Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Oso.
The monarch was said to have been kidnapped in the presence of his wife at their farm at Eda Ile on Friday evening.
This happened barely two months after the Obaadu of Ilemeso, in Oye local government, Oba David Oyewumi, was abducted by unknown gunmen.
A source, who craved anonymity, told journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Saturday, that the monarch and the wife would have been kidnapped, but for pleas by the traditional ruler.
“The Oba and his wife went to the farm and were accosted by these gunmen. The two would have been kidnapped, but the monarch begged the bandits to free his wife, which they agreed with”, he said.
The Commander of the Ekiti State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, Brig Joe Komolafe, confirmed the abduction.
Akomolafe said all the security outfits in Ekiti, including police, soldiers, Amotekun corps, local hunters and vigilance groups are already in the forests searching for the monarch.