The Rivers State Government is to expend no less than N80 million as compensation to the families of the soldier and policemen who were gruesomely murdered by persons believed to belong to the separatist group, IPOB.
Governor Nyesom Wike who commiserated with members of the bereaved families Wednesday, said Government would not rest until all who perpetrated the dastardly act in Oyigbo are brought to book.
The Governor assured that his administration would also work with the State Police Command in rebuilding facilities damaged by the Biafran agitators.
“IPOB masterminded the killing of our gallant officers of the Nigerian Police and Army.
“We want to state clearly that Rivers State Government will support you to make sure that any of the perpetrators of this hideous crime does not go free.
“Enough is enough. You cannot continue to kill our policemen who have not done anything; who have not committed any crime”, a Government statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, SA to the Governor on Media said.
The governor who has a N100m bounty placed on his head by the leader of IPOB vowed before the bereaved families to ensure that the discredited organisation is crushed.
He described the killing of policemen as a heinous crime, saying that the Rivers State Government would never condone such a barbaric act.
Also speaking, the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, thanked the Governor for commiserating with the Command and families of the deceased.
Mukan described the move by the governor to condole with the officers and men of the Command as well as the deceased families as the action of a compassionate father.
Mukan explained that the Police and the Army have taken over all IPOB stronghold in Oyigbo and will ensure that the group ceases to exist anywhere within the State.
Governor Wike was accompanied on the condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan and families of the slain policemen by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo; the Commissioner of Information, Paulinus Nsirim; and the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor.
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