Okorocha Pays Condolence To Police, DSS Over Nasarawa Massacre Of Personnel …Donates N200,000 To Each Family
Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has condoled the Nigerian Police Force and Department of State Security Services (SSS)over the recent killing of their personnel by the Ombatse cult group in Nasarawa state.
Okorocha, who paid an unscheduled visit to Police and DSS command in Owerri, expressed his heart-felt condolences to the Inspector General of Police and Director-General of DSS as well as the families of the deceased over the unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of their love ones.
He extolled the gallantry, patriotism and dedication of the deceased in serving their fatherland, adding that with such display of uncommon commitment to duty, they had sacrificed their lives for peace and stability of the Nigerian nation.
While lamenting on the level of insecurity in some part of the country, the governor urged federal government as a matter of urgency, to come up with an acceptable and better condition of service for security personnel owing to the hazard that associates with their job.
Okorocha also urged officers and men of both security agencies to remain resolute, focused and committed to their responsibility and avoid being discouraged in the fight against terrorism and crime such as kidnapping and armed robbery.
He also enjoined them to always see their job as a selfless sacrifice towards protecting their fatherland, adding that his administration will remain committed in partnering with security agencies in the fight against crime.
Okorocha called on well-meaning Nigerians to come to the assistance of the affected families as a way of giving them succor and encouragement to bear the irreparable loss.
In their separate speeches, the state commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Katsina and his counterpart in the DSS described the visit by the governor as symbolic as it would encourage them in the relentless fight against crime.
They commended the governor for assisting the security agencies in the state and promised relay his condolences to the appropriate authorities.