The Sultan of Sokoto expresses deep sorrow and profound regret over the tragic and unfortunate killing of Ekiti monarchs, describing it as an immensely painful incident.


The President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, also known as the Sultan of Sokoto, strongly condemns the brutal killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State. The victims, Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba (Professor) Samuel Olushola, and Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Ogunsakin, were reportedly murdered by suspected herdsmen while returning from a security meeting in Ikole LGA on January 29, 2024, between Oke-Ako and Ipao-Ekiti in Ajoni Local Government Area.

In a statement released by his media team on February 2, the Sultan, who is also the Chairman of the National Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria (NTRCN), expressed deep sorrow, describing the incident as “extremely painful and very unfortunate.” He highlighted the significance of the late Onimojo, mentioning his role in the entourage of Attah of Aiyede, Oba AbdulMumini Adebayo Orishagbemi, during a visit to Sokoto.

The Sultan called on the Inspector General of Police and other relevant security heads to pursue the perpetrators and ensure they face the full force of the law. He emphasized the need for a proactive approach to prevent a recurrence of such heinous acts in the future. The Sultan extended heartfelt condolences to the government of Ekiti State, the Attah of Aiyede Kingdom, the families of the slain Onimojo and Elesun, and the entire communities affected. He prayed for strength for them to bear the irreparable losses, urging that justice be served swiftly.

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