The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has promised to support the families of slain men and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force who recently lost their lives during the security rift in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The Governor in a condolence letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police, through the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State command, assured that the State Government will take steps to cushion the effect of the demise of the officers on their families.
Mr Emmanuel while condoling with officers and men of the Force, commended the efforts of the security and intelligence community in the state for the eradication of criminal elements in the area and further restoring peace to Essien Udim.
“the gallantry and patriotism of those men who died in combat, are deeply appreciated by the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State. Accepting to pay the supreme sacrifice to restore law and order, is the greatest act of loyalty to the country and the Force…
To the glory of God, the criminal elements have been neutralised, their unwholesome activities thwarted and absolute tranquility has returned to the troubled area. The conquest of evil and return of normalcy, to my mind, is the most befitting condolence message to the Force and families of the fallen officers, because it adds a note of positivity to their already very painful death.” he noted.
The Governor however reiterated his commitments to continually support the Police and other security agencies in the discharge of their duties.