A statement in Owerri, the state capital on Monday by the governor’s spokesperson, Oguwike Nwachuku, revealed that the governor allocated N185m to the families of the deceased security agents.
The statement read “Governor Hope Uzodimma has compensated the security agents who were killed in an ambush by unknown gunmen at Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State in the course of carrying out their duties, doling out N185m to the families of the deceased as well as to those who survived the attacks.
At the premises of the Government House Chapel, Owerri, Governor Uzodimma expressed appreciation for the fallen heroes and those who sustained injuries in the line of duty as operatives of ‘’Search and Flush Operations.’’
Addressing the audience, the governor acknowledged the insecurity situation in Imo State, emphasizing the problems and negative impact inflicted on the state.
He assured the families and agencies affected of continued support from the government to enable them to discharge their duties without fear or discouragement.
The Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu, also thanked the governor for his responsiveness to the plight of the security agencies in the state and for assisting the affected families.
He assured that the attacks and killings would not deter the security agencies from fighting against insecurity and restoring peace in the state.
Among those compensated are Isaac Yakubu and Mr. Samson Edeh of NDLEA; Ezeagu Emeka Tobias of NSCDC; Abraham Anas of Nigerian Air Force and Abas Ejiofor of the Nigerian Police.
The injured officers include Ibrahim Abubakar, Umeh Lawrence, Akwaraji Charles, Abubakar Haruna, Inspector Odukwe, Onyekachi Ndubuisi, and others.
In a vote of thanks, Umeh Lawrence of the Nigerian Immigration Service, on behalf of others, expressed gratitude for the compensation and pledged to continue discharging their duties gallantly.
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