Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State: donates sixty million naira to families of slain police operatives.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has donated sixty million naira to families of slain police operatives.

This gesture is coming from the state governor following attacks targeting Police officers and formations in Akwa Ibom State.

The cash donated is expected to be shared among twenty-one families of the deceased killed recently.

This information is contained in a press statement issued by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Research and documentation, Essien Nduese.

Emmanuel according to the statement announced the donation at the command headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, Uyo, during a visit over the attacks on security formations in the state.

It added that the governor expressed concern over the lives of officers wasted and urged them to rise to the occasion by containing the challenges.

The statement reads, “Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, today visited the State Police Headquarters, Uyo to identify with the command over the attacks on security formations in the state.

“Governor Emmanuel who condemned the senseless attacks expressed concerns over the lives of officers wasted.

“He urged the command to rise to the occasion by containing the challenges and made a donation of 60 million naira to families of the deceased officers.”

Receiving the Governor, the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew said the morale of officers have been lifted by his visit, noting that the command has so far lost 21 personnel, 11 vehicles and 7 firearms

He thanked the Governor for the visit and donation and promised on behalf of the command to do all within his powers to bring an end to the new wave of criminality in the state.