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Former Senate President, Saraki condemns monarch’s murder in Kwara community
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 2 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has condemned the murder of Onikoro of Koro, Oba Olusegun Aremu Cole, in his palace in Ekiti Local Government Area, on Thursday night.

He expressed shock over the killing of the monarch, and the kidnap of his family members.

The traditional ruler was shot dead on Thursday night in his palace by suspected kidnappers, who also abducted his wife, child, and one other person.

Reacting in a statement signed by his Press Officer on Local Matters, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, on Friday in Ilorin, Dr Saraki condemned the act, describing it as dastardly, inhuman, and unpardonable.

He condoled with the traditional council of Koro, the royal family, and the people of Koro over the loss, praying God Almighty to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

The former Senate President expressed concern over the worsening spate of insecurity in Kwara, charging the government to secure lives and properties.

“It is disturbing to witness this level of carnage in a state that has always been a haven of peace and harmony.

“I commiserate with the Koro traditional council, the bereaved royal family, and the people of Koro community over this huge loss.

“While we continue to pray for the safe rescue of the abductees, we ask the government and security operatives to be up and doing, to ensure adequate security for the people in Kwara State.

“These criminals must be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law,” he said.



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