The Babaloja of Oyo State, Chief Dauda Oladapo, is called on the Federal Government to step up its efforts in the fight against Boko Haram Insurgents.
Oladapo made the call in response to the ten traders murdered in Mugunu, Borno State by suspected Boko Haram members recently. The traders were on a business trip to the state when they met their untimely death on Saturday.
Newspapers report quoted one of the survivors of the attack, Taoheed Adewuyi, 32, as saying, ''The attackers stopped us along the way and asked us to come down from our vehicle and lie down. They started shooting us one by one.
“I was shot but I was not badly injured. I fainted but later became conscious. I am lucky to be alive.
“One of them went into their vehicle and slaughtered one of us with a knife. The man that was slaughtered is called Ninalowo.
“He was slaughtered because they discovered that he was still breathing after they shot him. I shivered and almost cried out in shock; but I was lucky that I did not. They were Boko Haram members.
A trader, who identified himself simply as Emiola, said, “We cannot confirm the actual number of those who lost their lives. What we know is that 10 of our people were killed.”
Oladapo who lamented the level of insecurity further urged the government to provide adequate security in the interest of the citizens.
He said, “This Boko Haram issue is really affecting us. Will government allow them to wipe all of us out? So many people have been killed.
It would be recalled that four traders from the market were murdered in a similar circumstance by suspected Boko Haram members on May 5.