Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has agreed to the sum of N20 million each to families of soldiers and policemen killed in the line of duty by members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organisation of Biafra (IPOB) in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State last Week.
TheNewspad had reported on Sunday that five soldiers and three policemen were killed on October 21 while the area Command, Oyigbo and Afam police stations were burnt down when members of IPOB launched an attack in the State during the violent protest.
However, the State governor, during his condolence visit to the state police headquarters where some of the families of the soldiers and policemen were invited to in Port Harcourt, promised that he will provide the sum of N20 million compensation to each of the families.
The Governor announced the donation via his Twitter handle @GovWikeGovWike on Wednesday, said apart from the monetary donation, the State government would also rebuild the police stations that were set ablaze.
The Governor said: “Rivers State government has decided to pay N20 million compensation to the families of each of the soldiers and policemen killed by members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organisation of Biafra (IPOB) in Oyigbo last week.
“In addition, Rivers State government has promised to rebuild all burnt police stations in Oyigbo and vowed to ensure that the terrorist organisation no longer exists in Rivers State.
“The State government will support the police to make sure that all IPOB members who masterminded the killing of the policemen and soldiers, as well as the wanton destruction of police stations in Oyigbo are apprehended to face the full wrath of the law”.