Nigeria’s Police Chief Honours Cops Killed in Bank Robbery
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Two gallant mobile police officers killed in the Zenith Bank robbery attack in Owerri, Imo State earlier this year have been honoured by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris.
The police chief named a new office complex in Lagos Police Mobile Force Headquarters Squadron 20 (MOPOL 20), Ikeja Lagos after two slain cops; Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo.
Mr Idris said this gesture would inspire other officers to put more effort at the discharge of their various duties.
Both policemen were killed while repelling a robbery attack at Zenith Bank branch in Owerri in February this year.
They were immortalized as a result of their selfless service in the Nigeria Police Force.
Mr Idris said the officers were honoured because they are patriotic to the discharge of their duties. “The officers have shown serious commitment in delivering their gallant duty while they are on duty and the Nigeria Police force will never forget them,” he said.
Also, the police chief said the structure was erected for smooth discharge of officers’ duty to gallantly combat crime to the barest minimum.
In reactions to the honorary kind gesture, families of the deceased officers expressed their gratitude to the IGP for remembering the fallen heroes who died while gallantly combating crime in their nation, urging him to facilitate all the financial benefits of the falling officers.