Those responsible for the abduction of pupils in Emure-Ekiti and the murder of monarchs must be brought to justice, insists Dele Alake

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Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, has strongly condemned the abduction of pupils in Emure-Ekiti and the tragic killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State.

Expressing his concerns in a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Alake acknowledged the distressing incidents and assured that the President Bola Tinubu-led administration is dedicated to overcoming security challenges.

The statement reads, “I received with deep sadness the report of yesterday’s killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola.

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“These two traditional rulers, according to media reports, were gruesomely murdered by their assailants while returning from a security meeting.

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“The tragic incident, again, speaks to the challenges of insecurity in our country, which the President Tinubu-led administration is working very hard to surmount.

“On behalf of my family, I send our condolences to Governor Abiodun Oyebanji; the government and people of Ekiti State, especially the families and subjects of our departed kings.”

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Alake urged the security agencies to apprehend the assailants and ensure they face the full force of the law.

“In the same vein, I call on the Police high command and the Department of State Security to rescue the primary school pupils from Emure-Ekiti that were kidnapped on their way from school at Eporo-Ekiti.

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“There is no doubt that this is a very distressing moment for the people of Ekiti State and Nigerians in general, but the Federal Government under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu will continue to work very hard to improve the security situation in our country,” he said.

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