Gunmen Abduct Iba Monarch

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The Oniba of Ibaland, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, a first class traditional ruler in Lagos, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants.

The unknown assailants, stormed the king’s palace around 11:30pm on Saturday, shot the wife and killed his guard, before escaping with the monarch through the waterways.

A source in the Palace confirmed the incident and said that the gunmen killed Oseni’s guard, a Neighbourhood Watch officer and then shot his wife before escaping with the monarch.

Oba Oseni is the father of a former Iba Local Council Development, LCDA, Chairman, Mrs. Ramota Oseni-Adeyeri.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus could not ascertain the incident as she said she was not aware of it when contacted as at press time.

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