Unknown gunmen have killed a cleric, identified as Kayode Ogunleye, dumping his body in a forest on the Aramoko-Ijero-Ekiti highway in Ekiti State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lifeless body of the pastor, who was also a staff of the Ekiti West Local Government Area in Ekiti, was found on his farm near a forest.
Sources revealed that Ogunleye, who was a pastor at All Christian Fellowship Church, was murdered while working on his farm.
He was said to have been shot dead while trying to harvest banana at his plantation.
One of the sources, who pleaded anonymity, described Ogunleye’s killing as barbaric, calling on security agencies to fish out the killers.
The spokesperson of Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying that it was “a suspected case of murder.”