Offa Robbery: Reps Call For Security Overhaul
Members of the House of Representatives have called for the overhauling of the country’s security system as they described it as sick.
The lawmakers spoke at the plenary on Thursday, saying that the recent bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State where dozens of innocent people were killed showed how sick the country’s security system is.
The lawmakers called for a thorough investigation of the robbery, following a member from Kwara State, Mr Oluyonu Tokpe’s submission, describing the mayhem as a matter of urgent public importance.
He called on the Federal Government to beef up security in the entire Southern Senatorial District in Kwara State.
Tokpe bemoaned the attack, which claimed the lives of over 30 people, including policemen.
Tokpe said, “Mr Speaker, they attacked police stations, killed the policemen; they shot at our people and proceeded to attack banks freely without a response from any quarters.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Yussuff Lasun, observed that the pattern of the attacks suggested that there might be something more to it.
“This was exactly the same way Boko Haram started and became a problem the country is battling till today”, he added.