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Gombe Police Command loses 33 officers to Boko Haram, others

By The Citizen
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No fewer than 33 police officers serving with the Gombe State Police Command lost their lives in 2015 in the course of performing their duties.

The Gombe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Austin Iwar, disclosed this in Gombe on Thursday during his meeting with the officers of the command.

It was part of the command's activities to mark the remembrance of its falling heroes.

'The officers died while fighting insurgency or while providing protective services to the citizenry.

'They remain foremost in our minds because so many of us knew them and worked with them; they are part of a long legacy of bravery.

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'But no matter how they died, they died having bravely answered the call of duty.

'On the days they paraded for duty, they answered yes to every assignment no matter the danger.

'It has been said that all great things are simple and most can be expressed in a single word.

Iwar said the officers they were remembering embodied the true meaning of what it meant to be a police officer.