By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado Ekiti-Unknown gunmen have kidnapped 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, Friday evening.
This happended barely two months the Obaadu of Ilemeso, in Oye local government ,Oba David Oyewumi, was abducted by unknown gunmen .
A source in the community, told journalists in Ado Ekiti ,on Saturday, that the monarch and the wife would have been kidnapped, but for pleading made by the traditional ruler.
“The Oba and the wife went to 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 called Amotekun, Brig Joe Komolafe, confirmed the abduction.
Akomolafe said all the security outfits in Ekiti, including police, soldiers, Aootekun corps, local hunters and Vigilance groups, are already in the forests searching for the monarch.