A delegation from Osun State Government on Thursday visited the families of the two police operatives that were killed during an attack by armed robbers on the Wema Bank branch and Police Divisional Headquarters in Iragbiji.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, some armed robbers had attacked the bank and police Divisional Headquarters in Iragbiji which left two police inspectors, Ogunbiyi Ahmed and Odeyemi Ayinla dead.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, said the state delegation visited members of the families of the deceased in Iragbiji and Osogbo respectively.
Speaking during the visits, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, who led the delegation, described the incident as “unfortunate and disheartening.”
She said, “We are here on behalf of the Governor and his government to express our condolences over the sudden deaths of the gallant officers who lost their lives to the unfortunate robbery incident at Iragbiji yesterday.
“We were sent by the government to come and condole you. We don’t know how and why it happened but God knows it. As a government, we are very pained; we are concerned and touched, and we equally shared in your pains at the moment. It is our prayer that such unfortunate circumstances will not reoccur in our State.
“Our appeal is for you to see the incident as the will of God as we pray God to uphold your families and grant you the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”