TRAGEDY have struck Ikere-Ekiti, the second largest town in Ekiti State after some unidentified gunmen suspected to be herdsmen murdered a cleric, Rev’d Johnson Oladimeji along Igbara-Odo- Ikere-Ekiti road.
Rev. Oladimeji was murdered on Friday evening beside the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology in the town.
Journalists gathered that the incident occurred around 5pm when the armed-wielding gunmen who were hiding in the forest along the road waylaid his vehicle and shot sporadically at his vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver.
The cleric was hit by some of the bullets rained at his vehicle. A source close to the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity said the family members had launched a search on the pastor before his lifeless body was found in pool of his blood in his car with gun shot wounds.
The source said, “The man was returning from Osun state on Thursday evening and decided to make use of the Igbara-Odo route to Ikere-Ekiti when he was ambushed and shot dead by gunmen in the evening.