Senator Abba Moro, representing the Benue South District in the National Assembly, has firmly declared that the unfortunate victims of the Otukpo bank robbery will not be forgotten, and justice will prevail for those responsible.
He delivered this commitment on Monday in response to the recent security breach that shook Otukpo, the Senatorial District’s headquarters. Over the weekend, a group of masked armed individuals targeted five commercial banks, employing explosives and advanced weaponry. This horrendous incident resulted in the loss of lives, including the Divisional Police Officer for Otukpo, three other officers, and numerous civilians.
Senator Moro voiced his condemnation of this attack, deeming it a profoundly sorrowful and tragic event. He emphasized, “I stand to condemn, in totality, the Friday attack on Otukpo by armed men, which resulted in wanton destruction of lives and property. It’s a very sad incident.”
While expressing his condolences to the victims of this barbaric assault, Senator Moro urged law enforcement agencies to relentlessly pursue the culprits of this heinous crime. He stressed that they must not evade justice and added, “My heart goes out to the families of all those killed and wounded, and the managements of the banks robbed. Everything humanly possible would be done to secure our land.”
Additionally, Senator Moro led a delegation on a condolence visit to the Police Area Command in Otukpo, another target of the armed assailants. During this visit, he advocated for enhanced intelligence gathering to prevent such occurrences in the future.
In the midst of offering condolences to the Nigeria Police Force and the bereaved families, Senator Moro pledged to provide new furniture for the station and to repair the damaged section of the building affected by the explosives used in the attack. He implored everyone to remain vigilant regarding security matters and to report any suspicious activities to law enforcement authorities.
Senator Moro, along with fellow leaders from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his constituency, paid their respects to the family of Mr. George Uloko, the PDP Township Ward 1 Chairman who tragically fell victim to the robbery. He expressed his deep sorrow over Mr. Uloko’s untimely death and extended his sympathies to the grieving widow, encouraging her to find strength for herself and her children.
Reiterating his commitment to justice, Senator Moro assured that “all those who lost their lives in the deadly attack would not die in vain.”