Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu this Monday paid a condolence visit to the Headquarters of Kebbi State Police Command Birnin-Kebbi to commiserate with the Commissioner of Police on the death of the Divisional Police Officer Sakaba in Zuru Emirate, Superintendant of Police Abdullahi Jimo as well as Inspector Ibrahim Aliyu and seven other policemen as a result of an attack by bandits on Sunday.
He extended heartfelt condolences to the Nigeria Police, Family of the Deceased describing those who paid the supreme sacrifice for the betterment of Nigeria and Nigerias as gallant warriors and prayed Allah to grant them mercy.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu commended all security agencies operating in the state for their excellent performance which facilitate attainment of peace and tranquility in Kebbi State.
He gave an assurance that his administration would continue to provide the necessary support to enhance their welfare as well as logistics and requirements for optimum performance.
The Governor pledged to off-set all expenses for burial of the slain officers and directed the Deputy Governor of the State Retired Col. Sama’ila Yombe Dabai to represent the government in all activities pertaining to their evacuation, burial and family needs.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu thanked the Police Commissioner and other sister agencies for their prompt action to matters concerning security in Kebbi State which they always handled professionally with urgency.
In response on behalf of the Inspector General of Police and Kebbi State Police Command the Commissioner of Police Adeke Adeyenka Bode (mni) expressed gratitude to the governor for his sympathy and for his compassion to the Police in the state.
He affirmed that the Police in the state would continue to perform their duty and deal desirably with any criminal, until peace has been fully restored to the area, saying those killed died in an active service describing death as inevitable way of every mortal.
Reports indicated two members of self security ‘Yan Sakai volunteers also lost their lives along with the policemen arising attack by armed bandits of Makuku in Sakaba Local Government Area.