Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has promised to foot the medical bills of the victims of armed robbery attack on Offa, the headquarters of Offa local government area of the state on Thursday.
The armed robbers struck on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Over 20 persons including police officers lost their lives after robbers entered the town at about 4:45 pm and operated till about 5:40 pm unchallenged; after blocking the Ilorin and Osogbo entrances into the town.
Gov Ahmed made the promise on Friday when he paid the victims a visit at the state General hospital, Ilorin.
The Governor who went round the wards to meet with the victims, described the incident as unfortunate even as he consoled the families of the victims.
He prayed God grant the injured victims quick recovery and commiserated with the families that lost loved ones in the incident.
“Government will take care of all their hospital bills, we must begin to watch each others back.
“The job of policing is everybody’s job, when we see strange people in our communities we must learn to report to appropriate security agencies.
“Activities like this took some time in planning and execution,” Governor Ahmed said.
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