Nigerian governor offers automatic employment to slain officers’ widows

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has offered automatic employment to widows of the police operatives killed by unidentified gunmen at their duty posts.

Mr Ugwuanyi announced the government’s gesture, when he paid a condolence visit to the bereaved families. He also promised to pay three months salaries of their late husbands.

He said the widows had an option of scholarships for their children up to the secondary school level or the automatic employment.

Responding on behalf of the two widows, Janet Okuma, thanked the governor for his kindness by coming to console them, in addition to the employment offer.

Also, the father of one of the deceased, Christian Nnaji, also expressed gratitude to the governor for what he described as “rare gesture”.

The Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, had earlier in a statement issued in the wake of the dastardly act, disclosed that preliminary investigations on the matter had commenced.

The governor was accompanied by a team of senior police officers, including ACP in charge of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Fidelis Ogbara.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Timothy Tion from Benue and Emeka Nnaji, both inspectors from Owo in Nkanu Local Government Area were separately shot dead on Wednesday.

While Tion was killed at Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South, Nnaji was killed at Amagunze in Nkanu East.

The state is one of the South-east states that have suffered unprovoked attacks on security operatives in recent months leading to the deaths of many officers.


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