The Olowu of Kuta in Ayedire Local Government area of Osun State, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, has commiserated with the government and people of Borno State over Saturday’s killing of scores of farmers by Boko Haram Terrorists.
Oba Makama made the call in a statement on Monday, declaring that the mass murder of the farmers was a national calamity, which must be condemned by all.
The Oba, who described the killings as tragic and regrettable, called on all Nigerians to fortify the people of the North East and the country’s security forces with prayers and support to be able to defeat the insurgents.
While commiserating with the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on the horrific incident, the monarch stressed the need for the entire country to show more than a passing interest in what is happening in the North East by supporting the military in the onerous assignment of finally defeating the insurgents.
It will be recalled that the oba recently wondered why Borno State has remained the odd one out of the states in the North East in terms of restoration of peace, calling on the elders there to rise up and join the government in finding solution to the insurgency there.
Oba Makama further said: “It’s callous to mix the pathetic issues at hand with your age long project of Service Chiefs removal.
“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency double our Defence budget for our Armed Forces, because with the right funding we are confident in the Army leadership and men to end the insurgency in no distant time.