Saraki Condemns Killing of Kwara Monarch, Condoles with Koro Community

***Calls for improved security in the state

The President of the 8th Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed shock over the killing of the Olukoro of Koro, Ekiti local government area of Kwara State, HRH Oba Peter Olusegun Aremu-Cole, and the kidnap of his family members.

The traditional ruler of Koro 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, 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 it.

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.


Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir – ABDUL ABDUL,
Press Officer on Local Matters,
Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office.