Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi State has condoled with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over the death of its two personnel serving in the state.
Alhaji Ahmed Idris, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, made this known in a statement issued in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.
It may be ecall that the two personnel, Isa Nafi’u and Garba Haruna Fana, lost their lives when a group of suspected bandits launched an attack on the officers on duty at Garin Garba entry point, about 12 kilometers away from Kangiwa, headquarters of Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi.
According to reports, the third officer escaped unharmed.
The governor’s aide said Idris personally attended the funeral prayer for the personnel held in Birnin Kebbi and expressed dismay over the demise of the gallant officers.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive their shortcomings and grant them Jannatul Firdaus.
Idris appealed to the immediate families of the deceased and the NIS to take heart and accept the will of God Almighty in good faith.
He said the sacrifice they made to the nation would never be forgotten as their lives were cut short in the service to their motherland.
The governor encouraged other personnel of NIS not to be deterred by the act of whom he described as notorious and bad elements in the society, urging them to continue with their legitimate and lawful duty as scheduled.
He assured that government was doing everything possible to ensure protection of lives and property of people across the state.
Idris therefore appealed for cooperation and support to all policies and programmes of the present administration to enable it succeed.