President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described Thursday’s coordinated bank robberies and attack on Offa town in Kwara State as a despicable act committed by cruel individuals.
In a post on his Facebook page, Saraki stated that he and the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, would work hard to ensure that those that carried out the attack and robberies are caught and prosecuted.
He said: “Yesterday’s savage attack on unsuspecting citizens and establishments in Offa Local Government Area that led to significant loss of lives and injuries is a despicable act committed by cruel individuals.
“Make no mistake, there will never be any valid grounds or rationale behind such violence that has left many families without their loved ones and one more community in grief and shock.
“Last night, I spoke to Governor Ahmed and we both agree that no stone will be left unturned until the perpetrators of this heinous act are caught and brought to justice. It is also important that we all work together to ensure that this does not reoccur. We all must co-operate at various levels to increase the security of our communities.”
The Senate president prayed for repose of the souls of those that were killed.
“My prayers and support will continue to be extended to all the affected families, and we will remain relentless until everyone who planned or carried out this attack faces the full wrath of the law,” Saraki said.