****Vows to bring perpetrators to justice
Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has commiserated with the Lebanese Government over the loss of its national on Monday to the activities of criminal elements in the state.
This is just as the governor has also condoled with the Nigerian Army and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) over the killing the same day of their personnel by the same criminal elements.
Gov. Sani Bello in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mary Noel-Berje, expressed his deepest condolences and pain over the abducted, injured and killed workers including a foreigner.
The governor said he is saddened over the continuous loss of lives to society’s undesirable elements at a time the government is doing everything to address the problem of infrastructural decay in most parts of the state.
Gov. Sani Bello said: “It is more grieving, when workers, who are dutifully carrying out their legitimate duty of maintaining roads have to suffer this fatality.
“We are at work presently and fast-tracking other measures, which we cannot disclose for now, to check the dubious activities of these criminals portraying the state in bad light both at home and internationally.”
“Our condolences are with the Lebanese Embassy in Nigeria, the Nigerian Army and FERMA over the loss, especially to the families of the deceased who have lost their bread winners. Our resolve is that these heroes will not die in vain.
“It is more worrisome that most of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are young people, who are supposed to be leaders of tomorrow.
“He however called for a holistic approach to dealing with the high rate of crimes through strong family system.”
Gov. Sani-Bello, revealed that his government will intensify its collaboration with the relevant security agencies and President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure the issue of insecurity is permanently laid to rest.
The abducted and killed workers’ were engaged in the repair work on the Minna-Zungeru-Tegina road when the incident occurred.