By Adenike Lucas
The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki has promised that no stone will be left unturned until the perpetrators of last night’s robbery in Offa are brought to justice.
On Thursday night, up to 30 armed men raided five different banks in Offa, Kwara state. They killed six police officers and murdered many others including customers of the bank, before carting millions of naira away.
Senator Saraki, who was Governor of Kwara from 2003 – 2011 said: “Yesterday’s savage attack on unsuspecting citizens and establishments in Offa LGA, that led to significant loss of lives and injury 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.”
He added: “Last night, I spoke to Governor Ahmed to express my condolence on the lives that were lost in the attack, 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.
“I pray that the souls of those that we lost yesterday are granted places amongst the righteous ones. 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.”