The Governor of Lagos State , Babajide Sanwo-Olu has awarded scholarships to children of Police officers who were killed by hoodlums during #EndSARS violence in Lagos.
The governor directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.
The Lagos State Police Command bore huge loss in terms of personnel, armoury and properties in the violence.
The Governor of Lagos State said the State Government would also be compensating family members of the officers killed in the violence and that their burial arrangements will be taken care of.
The Governor 0f Lagos State added that the hospital bills of officers who were injured during the violence will also be covered by the state government.
In the same light, The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike also pledged some compensation to police officers and their families who affected by the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest.
Wike announced that the sum of N20 Million will be given to the families of each of the soldiers and police officers killed by members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) in Oyigbo last week.
The Governor of Rivers State also promised to rebuild all burnt police stations in Oyigbo and vowed to ensure that the terrorist organisation no longer exist in Rivers State.
Wike stated this during a condolence visit to the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan and families of the slain policemen at the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday.
“IPOB masterminded the killing of our gallant officers of the Nigerian Police and Army. We want to state clearly that Rivers State Government will support you to make sure that any of the perpetrators of this hideous crime does not go free. Enough is enough. You cannot continue to kill our policemen who have not done anything; who have not committed any crime,” the governor said.
Wike further assured the Commissioner of Police that the State Government will rebuild all police stations burnt by IPOB, and provide necessary support to police officers whose residence were vandalised and rendered homeless.
In response, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police Joseph Mukan thanked the governor and said that the Police and the Army have taken over all IPOB’s stronghold in Oyigbo and will ensure that the group cease to exist anywhere within the State.
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