A first-class monarch in Ekiti State, the Atah of Ayede Ekiti, Oba Adeleye Orisagbemi, was reportedly attacked by gunmen at the weekend.
According to a witness, the incident happened on Sunday between Isan and Ayede Ekiti around 9pm when the monarch was returning from a meeting.
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The witness said the bandits attempted to kidnap the monarch but perhaps met some resistance, a situation that led to him being shot several times.
Currently, the monarch is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital and efforts to speak with him were not successful.
The police spokesman, Ekiti State Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying the monarch was coming from Ijero Ekiti when the incident occurred as against speculations in some quarters that he was returning from Isan Ekiti.
Abutu said efforts were on to track the perpetrators, adding that the monarch was responding to treatment.