Unknown gunmen have killed a high chief in Owo community in Ondo state, Tunde Ilori Elerewe, on Wednesday night, December 15.
According to reports, Elerewe was murdered in the community while returning from where he and some other chiefs had gone to settle a dispute on the order of the Olowo Of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye.
Another chief whose name was not revealed was also shot by the gunmen and is currently receiving treatment at a health facility in the town.
The youths, chanting different songs, blocked the roads at the area of Owo where the deceased controlled before his death. The protesters also burnt tyres to express their displeasure at the situation. They urged security agencies to wade into the issue promptly and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The state police command is yet to comment on this development.