Wike promises N20m each, to families of 11 police personnel killed by gunmen 


Rivers state governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike has announced that the state government will give  N20 million to each of the 11 families of the police personnel killed by gunmen during the recent attacks on police formations in the state.
The governor announced this on Monday in Port Harcourt during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka.
Addressing police personnel at the Police Officers Mess, Wike tasked the police fish out those behind the heinous act and bring them to justice.
He said his visit was to commiserate with the police over the death of their colleagues who lost their lives while protecting the state.
The governor who noted that though no amount of money can equate human life, stressed that the donations were aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain.
The governor described as heart-wrenching, the unwarranted killing of policemen, who were protecting lives and property of the citizens of the country.
”In the past two to three weeks, we have lost eleven police officers and men. This is a dark period for us in the state”, he said, adding that
those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless, for no just cause.
“We must be united to fight for this country to be one. We must not allow anyone to talk about secession. If you want to secede, Rivers state is not part of it and nobody can cow Rivers state to be part of it. Not under my watch will I allow that”, Wike said.
Responding, the Police Commissioner, expressed gratitude to the governor for assuaging the pain of the bereaved families.


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