By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former Deputy governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore on Tuesday commiserated with the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, Esuoye and the entire people of Offa town in Kwara state over the last week armed robbery incident in the town which claimed many lives.
Senator Omisore in a statement made available to newsmen by his Media Team also condoled with the Inspector General of Police, Mr Abdullahi Idris on the killing of some policemen by armed robbers during the violent bloody robbery.
The former deputy governor in the a statement described the Offa bank robbery as unfortunate, shocking and unwarranted considering the wasting of human lives recorded in connection with the ugly incident.
“Let me seize this opportunity to commiserate with the good people of Offa and the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, Esuoye on the bloody robbery at some banks in the town during which many people including policemen were shot dead by the armed robbers that invaded the town. I am also at this point commiserating with the Inspector General of Police on the death of some of his men while trying to resist the armed robbers and protect the law abiding citizens” he said.
According to he former Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations it was sad that the armed robbers during the wrecked series of havoc on the people of the ancient town during which several innocent people were subjected to untold hardship for hours
Senator Omisore maintained that the recent bank robbery in Offa has further emphasized the need for every Nigerian to be seriously concerned and at all times be ready to help the security agencies and the government in riding the country of crimes and those with criminal intentions., adding that ” there is the urgent need for all hands to be on the deck towards ensuring that the security agencies get to the root cause of the robbery which he described as barbaric and major threat to the long existing peace in the town”
The former deputy governor charged that all the security agencies should in addition to their efforts at ensuring the safety of llives intensify efforts at riding the entire country of criminals.
While lauding the police and other security agencies for the arrest of some suspects in connection with the bloody robbery and killings of the innocent victims of the sad incident, Senator Omisore prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead and speedy recovery of all those injured during the robbery.