Pregnant widows of slain officers: We surrender to Godswill

Pregnant widows of slain officers: We surrender to Godswill


Two pregnant wives among the four widows of police personnel who were murdered in Cross River State say that they have surrendered their ordeals to God.

The four policemen Inspector Abam Otu, Inspector Samuel John, Felix Abang, and Sgt Godspower Okoi were murdered by hoodlums last week at a checkpoint along MCC -Idungdung road on Etab Ayip axis in the State.


One of the widows, Mrs Ijeoma Samuel disclosed this when the Commissioner of police in Cross River State, Sikiru Akande, said the Command, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of police from the Command, Mr. Mohammed Ali, paid condolence visit to the families of the slain Cops on Wednesday.

According to her, we thank the police for their concern and support stressing that it was an irreparable loss but they have surrendered to the will of God.

The distraught widow said: “I feel loved, I feel comforted by the fact that a Commissioner of police could visit a rank and file even in death,I feel honoured. This has shown that the police truly cares about their own, it’s painful, but God knows best.

“I take solace in the fact that we have not been abandoned, I really thank the entire police and especially Cross River State Police Command and the Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande in particular,” she lamented.

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According to Vanguard, the Commissioner of police in Cross River State, Sikiru Akande, commiserated with the families of the four policemen now deceased.

He said the Command under his watch, will stop at nothing in ensuring that their killers were brought to book and assured of police support in their down moments.

The police boss lamented the untimely and painful deaths of the gallant men.

“We have lost gallant men with so much value to add to the police, they left behind 4 widows of which two are heavily pregnant with about 10 children to be catered for.

“We will never abandon them, we will make sure they are comfortable and get all the needed support they deserve, their fathers and husbands served very well, we are still in great mourning, we are still in grief.

“Their death has affected us but can never dampen our spirit, instead we are fired up to do more to ensure that Cross River remains the safe haven that it is, nothing can change our resolve in effectively policing the state,” he said.

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