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Obaseki Places N10m Bounty On Killers Of 4 Policemen In Edo




A N10 million bounty has been placed by the governor of Edo State, Gov. Godwin Obaseki on the persons responsible for the killing of Policemen in Sabon-gida Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo, on July 14.

Mr Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy made this bounty known, after the governor held an emergency security meeting with security chiefs in Benin on Monday.

The meeting, according to the Special Adviser to the governor, was attended by the heads or representatives of the Police, the Army, Department of State Security (DSS); Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); and Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Osagie stated that the governor had ordered a full and comprehensive investigation to ensure that those responsible for the odious crime be brought to book.

The governor, who was sadden by the incident, had earlier condemned the ambush and killing of the four policemen on receiving report of the killings.

The governor pledged to support the families of the four policemen killed while on duty and maintained that the killers must be arrested and brought to book.” Osagie said.

NAN reports that the ill fated policemen, attached to the Sabongida-Ora Divisional Police Headquarters, were killed at a road block at Uzebba-Aviosi junction along Ifon road, Sabongida-Ora on July 14 while on a routine patrol.


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