Kogi attack: Bello releases N10m for victims’ burial

Written by on June 8, 2020

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has released the sum of N10m for the burial of the victims of the recent armed robbery attack in the Yagba East Local Government Area of the state.

The state Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, made this known on Monday via Twitter.

“Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has released the sum of 10 million naira to support the burial rites of the slain victims of the unfortunate Isanlu robbery attack which claimed about 10 lives,” he wrote.

Reports have it that about seven security personnel on duty at the Isanlu branch of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and some passers-by were killed by the robbers.

Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who condemned the attack, ordered a “full-scale manhunt” for the criminals, who also invaded the Divisional Police Headquarters in Isanlu, and killed some officers on duty.

“The IGP has deployed a team of crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team, the Special Tactical Squad, and Federal-SARS to Kogi State to ensure that the criminals are apprehended and brought to book,” the Force said in a statement.



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