Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has condemned Monday’s attack by unknown gunmen on Olubadan palace.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Yomi Layinka, his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy.
It read: “the attention of the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been drawn to the alleged act of brigandage during a ceremony at the palace of the Olubadan, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, today (on Monday).
“The governor condemns the said act in its entirety and has directed security agencies to ensure that the masterminds are swiftly arrested, interrogated and brought to justice.
“The governor has vowed not to brook anyone or group of people desirous of bringing back the regime of violence and brigandage to the state.
“He wishes to reiterate his commitment to the security and protection of lives and properties of all citizens of Oyo State, which he has laboured hard to restore and maintain in the last six years.”
Gunmen opened fire at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land , Oba Saliu Adetunji, during the installation of Mogajis and Baales.
Some journalists, former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Sharafadeen Alli, were among those who escaped death while the shooting lasted.