Olowu of Kuta, HRM Oba Dr Hameed Adekunle Oyelude Makama, CON, Tegbosun III, has expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the victims of Kaduna accidental discharge over the mishap.
Olowu, in a statement issued by his media office in Kuta on Thursday, says he was saddened by the fate that befell the victims of the Kaduna bombings.
The monarch also encouraged the army not to be dettrred by this temporary setback, adding that such collateral damage occurs once in a while in the line of duty.
He, however, enjoined the Kaduna state government and other relevant agencies to redouble efforts at ensuring that credible intelligence is provided to avoid such occurrences in the future.
Olowu, who commended the chief of defence staff and chief of army staff who have visited the scene of the incident to commiserate with the village chief and family of the bereaved, said all hands should be on deck to rid the country of undesirable elements who are hell bent to cause untold hardship to impoverished citizens.
” I want to implore the Chief of Army Staff and his operational teams not to be demoralised by this ugly situation. Instead, it should be an opportunity to review their strategies since fighting insurgency is not a conventional warfare”
Also, the army should strive hard to form strong collaboration with the Airforce and DSS in areas where UAV are to deployed in future, so as to always be precise on Actionable intelligence, While commending the COAS and the CDS for showing leadership by admitimg and taking responsibility for the unfortunate incident, “It’s very rare for the federal troops even in advance nations as can be recalled in Yemen and Syria ” With operational collaboration and deep Actionable intels our Army are capable of winning the war against banditry and insurgency.