Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State Council condoled with the Nigeria Police over the gruesome killing of eight police officers in the last week’s attack at Isanlu Police Station, Isanlu in Yagba East local area, Kogi State.
This was contained in the condolence message to the police made available to newsmen in Lokoja and signed by the state Chairman and Secretary, Adeiza Momohjimoh and Ademu Haruna respectively.
The message stated that “We write on behalf of all working Journalists in Kogi State to commiserate with you over the unfortunate bandits’ attack on Isanlu Police Station which led to the death of eight officers of the force.
“The action of the bandits is most barbaric, callous and reprehensible. It is sad that eight officers who were diligently serving their father’s land could be murdered in such a dastardly manner.
“Our hearts also go out to the family of the deceased officers, their colleagues in the force and the entire country.
“We pray to Almighty God to forgive their shortcomings and repose their souls”
The union, however, urged the Police not to be deterred by the “unfortunate” incident in it’s quest to fight crime and criminality in the state.