Senate President, Bukola Saraki has described the robbery incident in Offa, Kwara State that led to the death of many persons as a despicable act.
At least six policemen and six others, including residents and bank customers were killed after some robbers stormed about five banks in Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Thursday.
The heavily armed hoodlums had attacked the Owode Police Station in the metropolis where they killed the policemen and some complainants before they raided the banks. According to reports, some customers who were transacting businesses in the banks were also killed in the incident which was said to have lasted one hour.
Reacting to the sad incident that happened in his home state, Senate President Bukola Saraki said, ‘yesterday’s savage attack on unsuspecting citizens and establishments in Offa LGA, that led to significant loss of lives and injury is a despicable act committed by cruel individuals. Make no mistake, there will never be any valid grounds or rationale behind such violence that has left many families without their loved ones — and one more community in grief and shock.
He went on to say, ‘last night, I spoke to Governor Ahmed to express my condolence on the lives that were lost in the attack, and we both agree that no stone will be left unturned until the perpetrators of this heinous act are caught and brought to justice. Moving forward, it is also important that we all work together to ensure that this does not reoccur. We all must co-operate at various levels to increase the security of our communities.
‘I pray that the souls of those that we lost yesterday are granted places amongst the righteous ones. My prayers and support will continue to be extended to all the affected families, and we will remain relentless until everyone who planned or carried out this attack faces the full wrath of the law’.
Yesterday’s bank robbery in Offa LGA, that led to significant loss of lives and injury is a despicable act committed by cruel individuals. No stone will be left unturned until the perpetrators of this act are caught and brought to justice.
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— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) April 6, 2018