Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has announced his administration’s plan to introduce an insurance policy for all the security operatives serving in the state, following the recent attacks by unidentified gunmen.
The governor made the disclosure on Tuesday during a condolence visit to the state police command headquarters in Owerri due to the killing of policemen and burning of police formations in the state in the past few months.
While admitting that the insurance policy was to help families of victims of terror in the state to take care of themselves, The PUNCH reports that Uzodinma warned the police to stop allowing themselves to be killed by criminals.
“Let me say it again, you are the only one licenced to carry guns in our country. Don’t allow yourself to be killed by idiots who do not have the authority of the law to carry guns. Stop allowing yourselves to be murdered in cold blood by them. Defend yourselves, the lives and property of peace-loving people of the state.” Uzodinma said.
The governor revealed that there is a compensation plan for the family members of those who died during the unrest, adding that his administration would increase the logistics the police required to improve the security situation of the state
While paying tributes to officers of the command who died in the cause of duty, Uzodinma vowed that his administration would not abandon the families of the slain officers.
Uzodinma who commended the state commissioner of police for improving the security situation in the state in the past six weeks, handed over six operational vehicles to the command.
The CP said that the governor and the good people of the state had continued to support his command and other security agencies in the state to stamp out banditry and other forms of criminality in the state.
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