Plateau State Government on Friday played the good brother role with their condolences visit and returning to Ondo State the survivors of the deadly attacked on the convoy of Ondo State residents on 14th August, along Rukuba Road, Jos North, Plateau State.
Led by the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Professor Sonni Tyoden and other high profile government officials with some Traditional Rulers from the State and other southwest states.
Receiving the survivors on behalf of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, was the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa and some other top Government functionaries at Cocoa Conference Hall, Governor office, Akure.
Plateau State Deputy Governor passionately appealed to the government of Ondo State and the bereaved families to take heart and be consoled by the fact that the victims died while serving God.
“Our Governor, express deep pain over the deaths” .
“It was a shocked to us, very unfortunate and highly regrettable” , declared the Deputy Governor.
“This is a very painful act, we totally regret the loss of our beloved citizens who were murdered”, Professor Tyoden further said.
To the South West zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ( MACBAN ), Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Ladar declared the incident as an unfortunate incident.
“Very unfortunate that this could happened to our brothers”.
” This is a lesson learnt for the country”, he said.
Ladar cautioned on the need to guide against reoccurrence as he sincerely thanked the government of Plateau State and Ondo State for the humanitarian and brotherly love they played.
While receiving the survivors, Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa condemned the killings as provocative, unwarranted and condemnable.
“We thank the Government of Plateau State for the brotherly love they displayed so far” .
“Coming to our State with the survivors of the attacks, this is a demonstration of the love existing between the two States” .
“The quick response from the government of Plateau State was what bring about the survivors” , Aiyedatiwa said.
“As we are mourning, we need to also thank God for the survivors” , he further said.
” On behalf of the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, we sincerely thank Plateau State Government for the lesson of their love”.
Aiyedatiwa therefore challenged the authorities concerned to identify and prosecute the perpetrators of the killings.
In attendance are, Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, Special Adviser to Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaye, Commandant of AMOTEKUN Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, SSA to Governor on Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, Emir of Wase Plateau State, HRH Mohammed Sambo Haruna, Asiwaju of Yoruba living in Plateau State, Chief Jide Olagbenro, Chairmen of MACBAN in the six South West States of the country and others.
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