– Condemns the attack
– Commiserates with the affected families
– Calls on President Buhari and security agencies to be more proactive
The Honourable Member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency, Hon. Shaba Ibrahim said he received with a heavy heart and with rude shock, a recent attack on a marriage ceremony in Koton Karfe, by armed bandits.
The Honourable Member according to the statement from his media office, said he commiserates with the affected families and condemns the attack in the strongest sense of it.
“Hon. Shaba notes with concern, the incessant nature of the attacks both in communities and on the Abuja/Lokoja federal highway where over 70 innocent lives have been lost between November 2019 and February 2020 while countless numbers have been hospitalized with various degrees of fatalities and a record number taken hostage for ransom. While reiterating that the primary purpose of government is the security and welfare of the people, he notes that a situation where hoodlums seem to be operating unhindered does not augur well for the citizens,” the statement reads.
The Kogi lawmaker, in the message, called on government and security agencies to be more proactive and rise to the challenge, assuring that he and his Constituents are willing to collaborate with the government to help curb the menace of this rampaging marauders.