The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has bestowed post-humous promotion on the three policemen who lost their lives when a suicide member operating in a car detonated a bomb at a check point in Yobe State on Monday, 20th July.
The post humous promotion was announced via a statement on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 by the Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu.
In the statement, the IGP saluted the courage and gallantry displayed by officers of the Yobe State police command in containing the menace of insurgency in the state.
“I’m highly delighted that in spite of imminent challenges, the police officers in Yobe State exhibited a high sense of patriotism and dedication to duty.
“I’m also deeply pained by the death in active service of three officers in the unfortunate incident of Monday 20th July, 2015. However, I want to add 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,” the IGP said.
Thus, to show the force’s commendation for the gallantry efforts of the deceased officers, Arase approved the post-humous promotion for the deceased officers.
He 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.