Oba Adetutu Ajayi, the traditional ruler of Ewu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has been shot by hoodlums.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the traditional ruler was shot on Friday night on his way to a neighbouring community, Ayetoro Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state.
Ajayi who however escaped with serious injuries on his legs, arms and stomach, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed tertiary medical facility.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident.
The PPRO said that the command would continue to work with sister security outfits to ensure that criminality was wiped out of Ekiti.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Council of Obas has called on security agencies to apprehend the hoodlums and bring them to book.