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Nigerian traditional ruler killed by gunmen

A traditional ruler in Nigeria’s Ondo state was killed by gunmen while returning to his palace from a council meeting on Thursday evening.

Oba Adegoke Adeusi’s official vehicle was shot at while being driven on the highway and he sustained serious wounds.

He died on arrival at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo area, local media report.

Oba Adeusi’s relatives told local media the attack was staged like an assassination as nothing was stolen from his vehicle.

There have been several incidents of kidnappings and killings on the highway.

People have shared photos of the late ruler online and paid tribute to him:

 

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