• Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

Police To Honor Slain Officers Amidst Tragic Delta Operation

In a solemn acknowledgment of the immense sacrifice made by officers in the line of duty, the Nigeria Police Force announced its intent to pay tribute to six courageous officers who tragically lost their lives during a harrowing operation in Delta State. The officers, who displayed extraordinary bravery, fell victim to a cowardly ambush while on a mission to investigate the disappearance of their colleagues in the Ohoro Forest. Amidst this tragedy, the Force confirmed the arrest of five suspects linked to the heinous crime.

The fallen heroes were identified as Inspector Abe Olubunmi, Inspector Friday Irorere, Sergeant Kuden Elisha, Sergeant Akpan Aniette, Sergeant Ayere Paul, and Sergeant Ejemito Friday. Additionally, six officers remain missing in action, adding to the solemnity of the situation.

In recognition of their valor and ultimate sacrifice, the Nigeria Police Force vowed to posthumously honor the slain officers at the forthcoming Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony slated for April 5th, 2024, in Abuja. This gesture underscores the Force’s commitment to commemorating the bravery and dedication of its personnel.

Furthermore, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, initiated immediate actions to address the aftermath of the tragic loss. The bodies of the deceased officers were recovered following an extensive search effort, and arrangements were made for the expedited processing and payment of entitlements to their families, aimed at easing their financial burdens during this challenging period.

The Force emphasized its unwavering resolve to ensure justice prevails swiftly, with measures already in place to apprehend the perpetrators responsible for the senseless killing. Notably, the arrest of five suspects underscores the Force’s determination to hold accountable those who threaten the safety and security of law enforcement personnel.

In condemning such assaults on police officers, the Nigeria Police Force reiterated its commitment to upholding law and order while urging officers to remain steadfast in the face of adversity. The Force also called upon the public to collaborate by providing any relevant information that could aid in the apprehension of the perpetrators, emphasizing the collective responsibility in maintaining peace and security nationwide.

As the nation mourns the loss of these gallant officers, the Nigeria Police Force stands firm in its pursuit of justice, determined to honor the memory of the fallen heroes and ensure their sacrifice is not in vain.

Leave a Reply