Lafia - The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Ahmed, on Monday expressed the assembly's support to the security agencies on their fight against crime.
Ahmed made the pledge when he led members of the house on a condolence visit to the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 4 and the Director of the State Security Service (DSS) in their offices in Lafia.
He urged them not to be deterred in carrying out their legitimate duties as the house would always rally round them to ensure that peace returned to the state.
"The entire members of the assembly condemn the recent killing of security personnel in the state as unfortunate, barbaric, inhuman, ungodly and uncalled for.
"We are here to condole you and for you to extend our condolences to the Inspector General of Police over the recent killing of policemen in the state.
"We are also sympathising with the families of those that lost their loved ones during the sad event in the state and we pray for God to give them fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
"We urged you not to be distracted or be discouraged by the sad event that claimed the lives of many policemen while on active service to their father land.
"As an arm of government, we will continue to rally round and give maximum cooperation to all security agencies in the state in order to fight crime as well as to ensure crime free society."
Ahmed further called on the general public to be law abiding and report any suspicious movement of any people to the security agencies for proper action, to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.
Responding, AIG. Michael Zoukumor and Musa Halilu, AIG. Zone 4 Zonal Headquarters, Makurdi and Director of the SSS in Nasarawa State, respectively thanked the lawmakers for their concern over the incident.
They assured the assembly of their untiring efforts in ensuring that peace returned to state and the country at large.