The Olufon of Ifon in the Ose local government area of Ondo state, Isreal Adeusi, has been killed by bandits.
The traditional first-class ruler was returning to Ifon from Akure after a meeting, on Thursday, November 26, when he came across a barricade erected by kidnappers in the Elegbeka area.
It was deduced that his driver tried to maneuver to avoid the hijackers, but his vehicle was fired upon.
Oba Adewusi was said to have been hit by bullets and was rushed to the Owo Federal Medical Center, where his death was confirmed.
According to Tribune Online, the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, rushed to the hospital after he was informed of the incident.