OrderPaperToday – Thee House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the armed robbery attack on a branch of First Bank which led to the killing of police officers and others in Yaba East Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The lawmakers asked the police to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators while calling on the President of Nigeria and the IGP to ensure formidable security apparatus, including efficient backup response to armed robbery attacks in Isanlu and its environs.
The House requested the setting up of a joint security task force comprising the Army, Police, Airforce and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to be stationed at the border town of Kogi/Kwara Isanlu-Esso along Egbe -Potigi road which serves as an escape route for those who robbed in Yagba federal constituency because of complete absence of security agents in the whole area up to Kwara State.
The green chamber took these decisions, following the adoption of a motion of urgent national public importance sponsored by Leke Abejide (PDP, Kogi).
Moving the motion, Abejide noted that the deadly armed robbery attack on First Bank during which 8 Police officers and several others were killed and wounded on the 4th of June, 2020 was too grievous to be swept under the carpet.
He further stated that the armed robbers in the process of robbing the bank killed the security guard, blew off the fortified door of the bank with explosives, and carted away yet to be disclosed sums of money.
The lawmaker lamented that: “the armed robbers managed to escape without being caught, further throwing the residents of lsanlu and its environs into a state of panic over the pervading insecurity and helplessness of the security apparatus to protect themselves or the citizens”.