The Olowu of Kuta in Ayedire Local Government area of Osun State, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, has expressed shock at a recent attack on the convoy of the Borno State Relocation Committee, led by the Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum.
Oba Oyelude, in a statement, said while it was regrettable that policemen and soldiers died in the attack, it was noteworthy that the governor himself was said not to be in the convoy when the attack happened.
He said: “I commiserate with the governor over the tragic loss of lives.
“But we thank God that the terrorists did not achieve their primary purpose of hitting the governor personally because he went by helicopter to Baga.
“I learnt it was the convoy in which the state relocation team was that was ambushed.
“Some of the dead died of IED planted on the very bad road to Baga.
“I condole with the families of the dead.
“God will give them the fortitude to bear the losses.”