Insecurity: FG committed to safety of lives, property- Saraki

Tunde Akanbi,Ilorin

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Doctor Bukola Saraki has assured Nigerians that the Federal government is committed to security of lives and property in every part of the country.

He said the legislature would continue to collaborate with the executive to ensure that Nigerians are safe wherever they live across the country.

Doctor Saraki gave the assurance in Kaiama, Kwara state where he went to commiserate with the  Emir of the community, Alh Shehu Omar over the recent attacks on the community by unknown gunmen which left scores of resident dead.

The Senate President who was represented by the chairman of the Advisory Council of his ABS constituency office, Ilorin, Alh AbdulRaheem Olesin and secretary, Barrister Anthony Towoju also visited families of the victims of the attack.

He made cash donations to the families of the victims as well as some vulnerable members of the community.

Doctor Saraki praised the Emir for maintaining peace in Kaiama and its environs and appealed to the residents to remain calm, law abiding and guide against any form of reprisal attacks, noting that the state government has beefed up security in the area.

Responding, the Emir thanked the Senate President for his kind gesture and commitment towards the wellbeing of not only the people of Kwara state but Nigeria as a whole.

He expressed the continued support of his people for the the ruling All Progressives Congress at both the state and federal levels.

It would be recalled that some unknown gunmen about a fortnight ago attacked some villagers in Nuku/ Work community in Kaiama Emirate, killing scores of members of vigilance group in the process.

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