The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s Eastern Security Network (ESN) of killing no fewer than 21 personnel.
He revealed this when Governor Udom Emmanuel led members of his executive to the police headquarters to commiserate with them on the deaths of some operatives.
Andrew who expressed delight at the visit described it as a morale booster to the command and assured that the police are determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Speaking, Governor Emmanuel expressed grief over the loss of officers of the police force in the wake of attacks on security formations in the state.
He said, “I condole with the command over the loss of men and assets to the recent security skirmishes witnessed in the state. I pray God’s consolation for the families of the policemen who lost their breadwinners.
“In addition to the financial support I have given the deceased families, we will do all within our power to support our men in uniform to end the new wave of criminality in the state.”
He said he decided to visit the command to express his heartfelt sympathy following the ugly incidences, stressing that the lives of every police officer is important to him.
The governor also announced a donation of N60 million to the families of the deceased policemen.
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