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Police promote deceased Damaturu officers

21 July 2015, 21:34

Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has approved the post-humous promotion of officers that died in a bomb explosion at a police checkpoint in Damaturu, Yobe State on Monday.

Three officers were among eight people that lost their lives after an attack suspected Boko Haram members carried out. 

Emmanuel Ojukwu Force Public Relations Officer, said the IGP saluted the courage and gallantry displayed by officers of the Yobe State Police Command in containing the menace of insurgency in the State.

He is highly pleased that in spite of imminent challenges, the officers exhibited a high sense of patriotism and dedication to duty.

Also read: Two killed in suicide bomb in Damaturu

While regretting the death in active service of three officers in the unfortunate incident of Monday 20th July, 2015, the IGP observed that but for the indomitable spirit, sacrifice and professionalism of the deceased officers, the terrorists would have detonated the explosives in a high profile target.

To further consolidate the commendation, the IGP has approved the post-humous promotion of the deceased officers,  Ojukwu stated.

He said the IGP had also ordered the Medical Department to foot the medical bill of the injured officer.

In addition, four children each of the deceased officers will be offered scholarship up to secondary school level while the families will be afforded priority in the budding Police Housing Scheme he said.

Ojukwu added that similar gesture will be extended to other officers who paid the supreme sacrifice in the course of fighting insurgency

- CAJ News

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