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