Emure-Ekiti Attack: Police arrest 12 suspects


…Two traditional rulers found dead

…Kidnapped Solomon Odejide , two kids other Released

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 13 suspects in connection with the violent attacks that occurred in Emure-Ekiti leading to the murder of two traditional rulers and the abduction of pupils and teachers.
Mr Olayinka Solomon Odejide and two kids were among those that were kidnapped
Few days later, they were released after the intervention of Nigeria Police Force 17th 0f February 2024.
The police high command revealed that the 13 suspects arrested following preliminary investigations are currently assisting the police with investigation.
The Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, strongly condemns the recent killing of two traditional rulers – Oba Olusola Olatunji, the Olumojo of Imojo-Ekiti, and Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti in Ekiti State, and the abduction of school pupils, Parents and teachers in Emure-Ekiti.
“The newly posted AIG has been tasked with overseeing a comprehensive and coordinated security response to bring an end to the unfortunate security incidents in Ekiti, and parts of Ondo State and ensure proper coordination among security agencies for optimum effectiveness in tackling the security concerns within Ekiti State.”
He added, “Preliminary investigations have led to the arrest of 13 suspects who are currently assisting the police with the investigation process.
“The Inspector General of Police hereby reiterates the commitment of the NPF to ensuring that justice is served, and those responsible for these heinous acts are brought to book, while assuring the public that every necessary measure will be taken to apprehend the perpetrators and prevent a recurrence of such incidents.”
The FPRO urged members of the public to remain calm, vigilant, and cooperative with the police and other security agencies, as they work to restore peace and security to the affected areas.
Meanwhile, the police in Ekiti State had earlier said they had apprehended five suspected kidnappers.
They had launched a manhunt with the help of hunters, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Amotekun, Odua Peoples Congress, and other partners.
The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, in response to the killings of the two monarchs, paid condolence visits to the palaces of the two communities and the people of the two towns.
Also, President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, condemned the killing of the two obas and assured that the perpetrators would not go unpunished.
“President Tinubu condemns this mindless and brutal bloodletting, and pledges that the perpetrators will not escape justice,” a statement signed by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, read.