Offa Robbery: Gov Ahmed promises to pay medical bills

Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised to pay the medical bills of victims of Thursday’s armed robbery attack in Offa, headquarters of Offa local government area.

Ahmed made the promise when he visited the victims at the General Hospital in Ilorin on Friday.

Ahmed’s promised came on the heels of President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, call for a total crack down and prosecution of the culprits
The governor had earlier ordered that the victims be relocated to Ilorin from Offa for adequate treatment.

He also directed that medical experts be mobilised from other states to Ilorin so as to give the victims prompt treatment and support.

Ahmed, who went round the wards to meet with the victims, described the incident as unfortunate.

He commiserated with families who lost loved ones and also prayed to God to grant the injured victims quick recovery.

“We will take care of all their hospital bills, we must begin to watch each other’s back.

“The job of policing is everybody’s job, when we see strange people in our communities, we must learn to report to appropriate security agencies”, Ahmed said.

The governor also stressed the need for community policing, maintaining that the police would work efficiently if they have information.

He reiterated his government’s support to strengthen the security agencies in the state, especially in the area of logistics.

Saraki, in a post on his Facebook page, described coordinated bank robberies and attacks as “a despicable act committed by cruel individuals who must be brought to book”.

Saraki stated that he and the state governor had spoken earlier and they both agree that no stone would be left unturned until those that carried out the attack and robberies were found and prosecuted.


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