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Wike Gifts N220m To Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Wike Gifts N220m To Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Governor Nyesom Wike has given N20 million to the families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State.

On Monday, May 10, Wike paid a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, at the State Police Command.

The Rivers state governor, who admitted that no amount of money can replace a human life, said the state’s gesture is meant to reassure bereaved families that their loved ones did not perish in vain.

Wike lamented that those responsible for the killings had left the wives of the slain cops widows and their children fatherless for no reason, and urged police officers to go on the offensive against those responsible.

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He said,

“We have lost eleven police officers and men in the last two or three weeks. For us in the state, this is a difficult time.

“We must unite to fight for the unity of this nation. We must not encourage someone to bring up the subject of secession. If you want to secede, Rivers State is not included, and no one can force Rivers State to join. That will not happen under my watch.”

On behalf of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, the Commissioner of Police thanked the governor for easing the grief of the bereaved families.

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According to Eboka, armed men targeted three separate police formations for no apparent cause, killing seven officers in the process. He also revealed that two officers who suffered bullet injuries are undergoing treatment.

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