Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State has promised to
settle the medical bill of Inspector Bathelomew Bako serving with
Nasarawa Police Command, shot by unknown gunmen.
Inspector Bako who was shot along Agwatashi in Obi Local Government Area of the state last year while on official duty was seen by the state governor at the gate of the central police station Lafia on crutches.
A statement signed by Ahmed Tukur, the Special Assistant Media and
publicity to the governor said that governor Al-makura has directed
that the officer be moved to the orthopaedic hospital for proper
The statement said that the attention of the state governor was drawn
to the officer while on inspection of the central police station Lafia which is
He added that governor Al-makura was moved when he saw the officer
on crutches and his right ankle swollen with fluid oozing out from the
bullet wound as a result of the gunshot he sustained since 2016 .
Bartholomew who hails from Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna
State was overwhelmed with joy and thanked Governor Al-makura for the
gesture and prayed God to reward him.