Offa Robbery: Nigeria’s Security System Is Sick - Reps
Concerns are still being raised over the brazen manner in which armed robbers attacked five banks in Offa, Kwara state, killing 30 people.
Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday condemned the attacks, saying the incidents were signs that the country’s security system was “sick.”
The lawmakers said the situation called for the overhauling of the security system.
The House, which was presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, asked the police to investigate the attacks and ensure the prosecution of the suspects.
A member from Kwara State, Oluyonu Tokpe, had raised the robbery attacks as a matter of urgent public importance, urging the Federal Government to beef up security in the entire Southern Senatorial District in Kwara State.
Tokpe recalled how about 30 armed robbers invaded Offa in broad daylight, shooting at any targets on sight and raiding at least four commercial banks.
Tokpe said: “Mr Speaker, they attacked police stations, killed the policemen. They shot at our people and proceeded to attack banks freely without response from any quarters.
"As we speak, all the banks in Kwara-South are shut down. You can imagine the implication on the economy and business of the state.
"If armed robbers can enter a town, drive in a convoy of about 10 vehicles, sack a police station and raid banks, it calls for an urgent enquiry".