The Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has commiserated with the Nigeria Police Force over the loss of three officers to the recent attacks in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Musa Elayo, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, stated this in a statement on Saturday in Lafia.
He said the governor regretted the lives lost to the mayhem, including security personnel, when he received his predecessor, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, who led a delegation of some eminent personalities to sympathise with him over the recurring security challenges in the southern zone of the state.
Al-Makura reiterated his administration’s commitment to securing the lives and property of the people of the state.
He stated that security had been reinforced with aerial surveillance of the flash points as well as border communities where pockets of attacks were recorded in recent times.
Al-Makura however enjoined the people to be their brothers’ keepers by offering help to those displaced and traumatised by the crisis.
The governor also stressed that he would continue to visit displaced persons’ camps to ensure their well-being before their eventual return to their various communities.
“I would also like to sound a note of warning to any group of people spreading speculations, allegations and outright alarm with regards to this situation to desist from such acts,” he said.
Al-Makura thanked Sen. Adamu for the visit and condoled the entire people of the state over the unfortunate recent incident.
Speaking earlier, Adamu said the visit was over the unfortunate incident that happened at Agwatashi when some IDPs were unruly to a constituted authority.
The former governor promised to always identify with the governor in his quest to ensure the stability and progress of the state.