Governor Abdullahi Sule, of Nasarawa State, has assured the citizens of the state of government’s resolve to protect their lives and property.
The governor gave the assurance yesterday during an emergency security meeting he summoned at the Government House, Lafia.
The governor’s assurance followed the robbery attack on the convoy of his deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, which five persons, including three policemen and two civilians, were killed.
Governor Sule who spoke to journalists through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tijjani Ahmed, shortly after the emergency security meeting said government has taken measures to provide absolute security and surveillance of the state.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the three policemen and the two civilians killed by the robbery suspects as according to him, “security operatives will work assiduously to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to book.”
Also speaking, the state commissioner of police, Bola Longe, clarified that the Nasarawa State deputy governor was not a target in the robbery attack.
“It was a robbery operation which the deputy governor’s convoy ran into and five persons lost their lives at the scene of the robbery. The elements who carried out the robbery will be fished out by the police and dealt with decisively,” CP Longe assured.
Speaking on behalf of the Nasarawa State traditional council, the emir of Keffi, Shehu Chindo Yamusa said that the traditional rulers were in collaboration and supportive of the police to help bring the menace of crime wave to a halt in the state.
He concluded that the government has put in place all modalities to ensure that lives and property of residents of the state are protected so that people of the state would go about with their legitimate activities freely.
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