The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, yesterday recounted how gunmen attacked his palace on Monday.
He said it was God who protected him and the people, adding that he was grateful that nobody died.
Oba Adetunji, spoke while receiving the Assistant Inspector General, AIG, of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. Oshodi Glover, who visited his palace.
The visit came barely twenty-four hours after some unknown gunmen attacked the palace.
According to the monarch, ”whoever does not do it well, does not do it well for himself. Whoever does it well, does it well for himself. The position we occupy today had been occupied before by others. We are here today, and it is a fact that we don’t know who would be there tomorrow. The fact that we don’t know who would be there tomorrow, should teach everyone a lesson that we should be doing good.
“We should all strive to do good. I never dreamt of what happened here yesterday. It was God who protected us and ensured nobody died. I thank God for that. I thank you because I don’t have anyone I need to fight among you. What I know is that God is going to reward everyone according to his deeds”, he said.
The AIG, who was accompanied by the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Abiodun Odude and other top-ranking officers, allayed the fears of the people, promising “to pursue, arrest and prosecute the said gunmen”.
He also expressed dismay at the manner the hoodlums desecrated the palace, saying, “Kabiyesi, it was immediately I heard of what happened here yesterday that I decided to come and visit you.
“I promise you that we are going to pursue the hoodlums and we will make sure they are arrested and brought to book”, he said.