A first class traditional ruler of Ifon, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi has been killed.
The traditional ruler, who was returning to Ifon from Akure after a meeting, ran into the barricade of suspected kidnappers along Elegbeka area when the incident happened.
It was gathered that his driver attempted to maneuver his way to avoid the kidnappers when they shot at his vehicle.
Oba Adeusi was said to have been hit with bullets and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where he was confirmed dead.
It was gathered that, the development devastated the state governor, Mr. Akeredolu who was said to have rushed to the hospital when informed.