- Governor Obaseki has promised to support families of four policemen killed in Edo state
- The governor has also placed a N10 million bounty on the killers
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has on Monday, July 16, placed a N10 million bounty on the assailants of four policemen killed in Sabon-gida Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of the state, on July 14.
This was announced by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, after an emergency security meeting between the governor and security chiefs in Benin on Monday.
According to Osagie, the meeting 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).
The governor’s aide said, Obaseki described the situation as appalling and ordered a comprehensive investigation into the killings and the arrest of the assailants.
“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," he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaseki had earlier condemned the ambush and killing of the four policemen on receiving report of the killings.
Media reports said the four 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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Police Force has promised a N5million reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the culprits of the killings of policemen in the FCT, Abuja and Edo state.
This was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng by the force public relations officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood.
The IGP also ordered commissioners of police and their supervising assistant IGPs to beef-up security in their area of responsibilities and embark on massive raids of criminal hideouts and flash-points across the country to forestall any further attack.
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