By Amos Tauna
Following the incessant killings and destruction of lives and property across the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has expressed the federal government’s readiness not to leave any stone unturned towards ensuring better security for all Nigerians.
Making the assurance when he paid a condolence visit to the traditional ruler of Offa in Kwara State, North central Nigeria, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, following the recent deadly armed robbery attack in the town that left about 17 people, including 9 policemen and 8 civilians dead, the minister said, ”We will learn the necessary lessons from this dastardly attack and factor them into developing a better security architecture for the country to ensure the safety and security of the people of Offa and indeed all Nigerians.”
Mohammed said through a state through his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, that 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 had been arrested, all the others who are still at large would also be apprehended and brought to justice.
The Minister had earlier paid a condolence visit to governor Abdulfatah Ahmed 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.
Mohammed also visited the state general hospital and the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where the nine injured persons are being treated, to wish them a speedy recovery.