Minister pays condolence visit to Offa
. Says FG will ensure better security for Nigerians
By Udeme Clement
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned at ensuring better security for all Nigerians.
The Minister gave this assurance yesterday Sunday, when he paid a condolence visit to the traditional ruler of Offa in Kwara State, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, following the recent deadly armed robbery attack in the town that left 17 people, including nine policemen and eight civilians, dead.
He stressed, ”We will learn the necessary lessons from this dastardly attack and factor them into developing a better security architecture for the country, to ensure safety and security of the people of Offa and indeed all Nigerians”.
Alhaji Mohammed said, “Though the armed robbers killed and maimed, they did not succeed in breaking the spirit of the people of Offa, who have continued bustling with energy and their trademark entrepreneurial spirit”.
He gave the assurance that while some of the robbers have been arrested, all others who are still at large would also be apprehended and brought to justice.
The Minister had earlier paid a condolence visit to GovernorAbdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, as well as the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado.
During the visit to the Commissioner, he thanked the police for their efforts to keep Nigerians safe, against all odds.
Alhaji Mohammed also visited the State General Hospital and the
University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where nine injured persons are being treated, to wish them speedy recovery.