From Umar D. Ado, Sokoto
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has paid a condolence visit to the Headquarters of Kebbi State Police Command Birnin-Kebbi to commiserate with the Commissioner of Police over the death of the Divisional Police Officer Sakaba in Zuru Emirate, Superintendent of Police, Abdullahi Jimo as well as Inspector Ibrahim Aliyu and seven other policemen as a result of an attack by bandits on Sunday.
Senator Bagudu expressed sadness over such unpleasant and barbaric action of killing police officers who were on national duty to ensure peace and security in the area.
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 Nigerians as gallant warriors and prayed Allah to grant them mercy.
Bagudu commended all security agencies operating in the state for their excellent performance which facilitate attainment of peace and tranquility in the 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.
He thanked the Police Commissioner and other sister agencies for their prompt action to matters concerning security in the 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 expressed gratitude to the governor for his sympathy and 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 is 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.