Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has released the sum of 10million naira to support the burial arrangements of the slain victims of the unfortunate Isanlu robbery attack which claimed about ten (10) lives.
The monetary support was delivered on behalf of the Governor by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja on Sunday at his residence.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Promise, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ede was present to receive the support on behalf of the Police families. Also present were the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mrs Folashade Ayoade Arike, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Government, Hon. Sunday Faleke, the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Mukadam Asiru Asiwaju and the State Security Adviser, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara.
Relaying the message on behalf of the Governor, the Deputy Governor also revealed that plans had been concluded to bring the Isanlu Police Station to standard, this according to him would rebuild the confidence of the Police for proper policing of the community.
Recall that some daredevil gunmen on Thursday, June 3rd, 2020, attacked a First Bank branch in Isanlu town in Yagba East local government area of Kogi State and the Isanlu Divisional Police Station leaving scores dead including police officers.
The Kogi State Government has sent a high powered delegation to Isanlu to sympathise with the people and assured that the culprits will be brought to book.
Credit: Inside Story