The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has made a promise to pay a compensation fee of N20 million to each of the families of the eleven policemen killed by the unknown gunmen in the state.
According to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, announced this during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, and officers of the State Police Command urged police to henceforth be on the offensive against those who perpetrated the acts.
As a way of putting smiles and giving hope to the family of slain policemen, Wike, acknowledged that though no amount of money could equate to human life, giving N20m to each bereaved family was aimed at assuaging them that their loved ones never died in vain.
The Governor went on to describe as heart-wrenching the unwarranted killing of policemen who were legitimately protecting the lives and property of citizens of the country.
“In the past two to three weeks, we have lost eleven police officers and men. This is a dark period for us in the State,” said Wike
“We must be united to fight for this country to be one. We must not allow anyone to talk about secession. If you want to secede, Rivers State is not part of it, and nobody can cower Rivers State to be part of it. Not under my watch will I allow that.”