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.