Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, has promised to bear the medical costs of the victims of armed robbery attack on Offa, the headquarters of Offa local government area of the state on Thursday.
Gov. Ahmed, made the promise on Friday when he paid the victims a visit at the state General hospital, Ilorin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls that the Governor had ordered the victims be relocated to Ilorin from Offa for adequate treatment.
He also ordered the the reinforcement of medical experts to Ilorin from other parts of the state so as to give the victims prompt treatment and support.
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 sometimes in planning and execution” Governor Ahmed said.
The Governor also reemphasized on community policing and maintained that police will work efficiently if they have information.
He reiterated his government’s support to strengthen the security agencies in the state, especially in the area of logistics.
Governor Ahmed however, reminded that there is huge problem of financing in the country but noted that his government will work around it because the situation is now becoming precarious.
He maintained that his government will not allow the lives of the citizens to be on the line again.
Governor Ahmed said it is a sad situation that he will work hard that it does not repeat itself again.