By Elijah Ugani
A leading aspirant for the Obudu/Obanliku/Bekwarra federal constituency seat, Prince KJ Agba has commiserated with the Inspector General of Police and the families of those killed during a recent daredevil robbery in Utugwang community of Obudu local government area.
Mr. Agba, in a statement commended the efforts of the police division in Obudu and regretted that he was sending condolences instead of congratulations.
Part of the release read: “Let me commend very sincerely the efforts of the Nigerian Police especially in Obudu in combating crimes relentlessly. The police has in recent times demonstrated their readiness to protect the lives and properties of the citizenry, we often hear of police arriving scenes of robbery attack when there is calm, but in this circumstance, the police had to drive about fifteen kilometres from Obudu to combat armed robbers.
“I wish I was writing to congratulate you for victory. I am however consoled by the fact that the officer died in defense of his father land. I am particularly touched by this incident and I pray God to grant you the commission and the immediate family of the officer the fortitude to be bear the irreparable loss.”
CrossRiverWatch had reported that fleeing robbers had killed a police sergeant, Mr. Jude Ndi and four other civilians while trying to evade the wrath of the local population.
And, Agba, who hails from Utugwang where the massacre took place, called on the families of the victims to brace up and accept the loss as a divine ontology.
He said: “I am most touched by this unfortunate scenario as it took place in my hometown. I know some of these persons, they are very promising, we would not have afforded to miss them if we had the opportunity of being consulted, however, we have missed them, four persons in one community is something devastating.
“I have to first console myself because they are my brothers, and extend this to members of the immediate families. For those of us who believe in resurrection, be rest assured that we will meet at the sound of the trumpet, please accept my deepest condolences.”
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