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IPOB: Wike Pledges N20m To Families Of Killed Policemen, Soldiers



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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pledged the sum of 20 million naira to families of security agents who lost their lives in the recent attack by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Recall that suspected members of the proscribed group in attacks last week Wednesday left two police officers killed as they razed the Police Area Command, Obigbo, Afam Divisional Police Office and a court, all in Oyigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers.

Attacks on other security formations were also reported across the oil-rich Niger-Delta state.

During a solidarity visit to the Rivers State Police Command at Moscow road, in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, Governor Wike said the Rivers State government will take up the reconstruction of all the Police facilities that were attacked by the hoodlums.

Speaking during the visit, Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan thanked the governor for the gesture.

The money given to the widows will go a long way in assisting them to train their little children the officers left behind.

“The Command under my watch will leave no stone unturned until the killers of the Officers are arrested. Security has been beefed up in Oyigbo Local Government Area and adjoining Communities to guide against further breakdown of law and order,” Mukan said.

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