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Colonel killed by Boko Haram: Gov. Wike sets up Education Trust Fund for late Ken Elemele’s children 

Representative of Rivers State Governor and Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo and Widow of Late Colonel Ken Elemele, Mrs. Chioma Elemele during a condolence visit by the Representative of the Governor on Saturday in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has established an Educational Trust Fund to train the four children of Rivers state-born,  late Colonel Ken Elemele, who fell in a Boko Haram ambush between Yobe and Borno last Wednesday  .

The Governor said that the Education Trust Fund will take off with an initial seed money of N30 million.
Governor Wike described the death of Late Colonel Elemele as a sad  loss to Rivers State and the entire country.
Speaking during a condolence visit to the family on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo said that the Rivers State Government will stand with the family.
Governor Wike said: “This is a sad loss of an illustrious son of Rivers State.  We were expecting the emergence of another General before this unfortunate  incident.
“Please accept my personal condolence and that of the good people of Rivers State.  The Rivers State Government  shares this grief with the family.  We will  stand with you through this period “.
The  Governor prayed God to console the widow and her children, saying that only God can fill the gap created by the sudden death of Late Ken Elemele.
“We urge you to put your trust in God. Be strong for your children.  God will always support  you at this time”, he said.
He said the Rivers State Government will be in touch with the family  to ensure that their immediate needs are taken care of.
Widow of Late Colonel Ken Elemele, Mrs. Chioma Elemele thanked the Rivers State Governor for reaching out to the family.

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