Violence has erupted on the streets of Ekiti following the murder of the Chairman of Ekiti State Taxi Drivers Association last night.
The chairman of Ekiti State Taxi Drivers Association, Mr Komolafe Adeoye, was reportedly murdered in his home yesterday night when some armed men came to his house and shot him at blank range.
Tension in #Ekiti after NURTW leader was killed yesterday,fear of reprisal attacks grip residents who’re scared to go out.
Earlier today, thugs and hoodlums took to the streets of Ado-Ekiti, and began burning houses and looting properties in retaliation for the death of Aderiye.
The dead Aderiye was on his way home after a meeting with Ayo Fayose, was reportedly attacked by four unknown gunmen at the Ijigbo area of Ado-Ekiti the state capital, and shot at close range.
Ekiti state has been in a state of violence all through the week after AN Ekiti High Court was believed by Fayose’s supporter to be biased. The thugs then beat up the Judge and Fayose was said to have slapped another Judge who interfered, he asked his thugs to beat him up which they promptly did.
Subsequently, The Ekiti state Chief Judge, Ayodeji Daramola, has ordered the immediate closure of all state courts, until adequate security measures for the protection of the judiciary are in place.
As a result of the violence in the last couple of days, Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has declared a 7:00pm to 7:00am curfew in the state.