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Nigeria Police Boss Promotes Dead Officers In Yobe Boko Haram Attack

IGP AranseNigeria Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase has approved the post-humous promotion of the officers in the Yobe State Police Command who lost their lives while trying to contain the menace of Boko Haram yesterday.

A statement issued today by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu quoted the Inspector General as also directing 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.

The police boss expressed happiness over the courage and gallantry displayed by officers of the State Police Command in containing the menace of insurgency in the State, adding that he is highly pleased that in spite of imminent challenges, the officers exhibited a high sense of patriotism and dedication to duty.

“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.”

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Arase promised that similar gesture will be extended to other officers who paid the supreme sacrifice in the course of fighting insurgency. [myad]

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