Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has promised to build a new police station for Offa at a strategic location in the town within the next 45 days.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II at his Palace in Offa to commiserate with him and people of Offa over the Thursday, April 5th armed robbery attack that claimed several lives in the town, Alhaji Ahmed said he will do everything within his power to prevent a re-occurrence.
Besides, the Governor promised to facilitate an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) for the community in order to beef up security in Offa and its environs.
Governor Ahmed said he has secured the assurance of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the security infrastructure of the town will be rapidly scaled-up.
He said these measures were necessary to forestall incessant attacks on the existing police station each time there was armed robbery attack, assuring that those behind the act will soon be apprehended and brought to justice.
According to him, “those who perpetrated this evil have saddened and inflicted pain on us but they cannot break our spirit. I assure you that those behind this wicked act will soon be apprehended and brought to justice swiftly.
“As always, I stand with you in solidarity and support. I pray for the families of the departed and injured and I salute the valiant police officers who fell on that day.
We will do everything within our power to ensure that never again will people of Offa or any part of Kwara State live in fear or experience such tragedy again”.
Earlier, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, thanked the Governor for the visit and concern. He requested government assistance to prevail on the commercial Banks not to abandon the town due to the incident.