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Yobe suicide bomb attack: IGP approves post-humus promotion for killed officers

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has approved the post-humus promotion of the three officers who lost their lives during the recent suicide bomb incident in Yobe State, just as he commended the serving officers for ‘containing the menace of insurgency in the state’.

In a statement by CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Tuesday, Arase commended ‘the courage and gallantry displayed by officers of the Yobe State Police Command in containing the menace of insurgency in the State.’

The statement said the IGP ‘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, July 20, 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.

“To further consolidate the commendation, the IGP has approved the post-humus promotion of the deceased officers,” the police statement read.

According to the statement, Arase has also ordered 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.

“Similar gesture will be extended to other officers who paid the supreme sacrifice in the course of fighting insurgency,” the police chief assured in the statement.

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