The Ondo State Government has confirmed the murder of the Oluifon of Ifon , Oba Adegoke Adeusi by unknown gunmen.
The King was shot on Thursday around Elegbeka, Owo-Ifon road in Ondo state. He died immediately.
Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation in a statement on behalf of the government described the incident as unfortunate .
“The incident has, again, confirmed that the country is indeed, in a serious security crisis beyond the ordinary.
“Already, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu(SAN), has visited the affected Ifon community.
“With a heavy heart, the Ondo State Government hereby confirms the unfortunate incident around Elegbeka, Owo-Ifon road in Ondo State to be true. Truly, Ondo has lost a great one-a deep cut, too sad.
“This is a heinous crime, an incident which has, again, confirmed that we are indeed, in a serious security crisis beyond the ordinary.
“All lives matter; but this is one too heavy and unbearable. It’s a sad day in Ondo State. Clearly, we are in a serious security crisis that requires extraordinary means. “
Meanwhile, Akeredolu has directed security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
He said the government will do whatever it takes to unravel these criminals.
“On our part as a Government, we shall give whatever it takes to unravel this; these criminals who have brought this sad day on our State shall not go unpunished,” Akeredolu said.