With a heavy heart and deep concerns, I wish to use this medium, on behalf of the people of Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, to commiserate with the people of Isanlu community, in particular, and the entire Yagba East LGA over the unfortunate and dastardly armed robbery incident which led to the painful death of a number of innocent people, as well as men of the Nigerian Police Force.
Indeed, the sad and shocking incident which occurred on Thursday, June 4th, 2020, will go down in history as a Black Day not only for the people of Isanlu,and Yagba East LGA, but the entire Okunland, Kogi West, and Kogi state.
It is shocking that a group of people with evil minds and devilish attitudes will carry out such a cruel, barbaric and animalistic action on a community known for hard work, peace and unity. The heinous crime which led to the death of some indigenes, residents of the community, as well as law enforcement agents is outrightly callous, inhuman and vicious wickedness at it’s zenith.
Personally, it was very difficult for me to hold back tears, while watching the short video of the collosal damage, reign of terror and pain meted on the casualties and the entire community. I am terribly sad, angry and shocked by such audacious and unimaginable disregard and disrespect for human lives by these demon possessed charlatans.
As I join numerous others to identify with and comiserate with the entire people of Isanlu community and Yagba East LGA, over this painful incident, I pray that God Almighty will stretch forth His hand of protection and preservation over the entire community. It is my sincere prayers that such negative incident shall never happen again in Isanlu community, Yagba East LGA, and the entire Okunland, Amen.
Finally, I wish to call on the Kogi state Government, the Nigerian Police Force and other relevant security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of this nefarious and heinous crime are arrested, in good time, to face necessary prosecution and judgement.
HON. YUSUF TAJUDEEN (TEEJAY)
Member representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency
Friday, June 5th, 2020.