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General News of Saturday, 14 November 2020

Source: Channels Television

Obiano compensates Anambra Police Officers with N50m 

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has compensated officers of the State Police Command affected by the #EndSARS protest and families of those who lost their lives.

The governor doled out a N50 million donation on Thursday to police divisions that were outstanding in their resistance to attacks on their facilities will be part of the beneficiaries.

Speaking during a visit to the headquarters of the State Police Command in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of the state, Obiano commiserated with the officers for the recent loss of lives and destruction of their facilities.

“I want to sympathise with you for the loss of four men, the injuries sustained by 17 of your men and of course the quantum of destruction on personal assets and the rest,” he said.

“I am also here to motivate you. If you work for somebody and that fellow appreciates that, it gives you more encouragement to work.

“It is to show that I appreciate the police in Anambra State. You people have done very well. If there are some people that haven’t, it is very few.”

Governor Obiano also asked the police officers to effectively police the state and rid communities of criminally-minded elements as the yuletide approaches.

On his part, the Commissioner of police in the state, John Abang commended the governor for the kind gesture.

The commissioner, however, begged the governor for more support, calling for the construction of police stations that were destroyed and giving grants to the families of officers who lost their lives.

“While trying to recover from this onslaught and to pick the pieces of our lives, we humbly beg the following prayers to Your Excellency:

“Support for the families of our fallen heroes, a modest grant to police personnel who lost valuable household assets in the attack on their barracks, provision of patrol vehicles to enable us to resume our patrol duties effectively, rebuilding and renovation of our stations and barracks as soon as possible,” he said.

CP Abang thereafter led the governor and other police personnel to observe a minute silence for those officers that lost their lives during the #EndSARS protest.

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