Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has given monetary compensation to the families of slain officers who where ambushed by yet to be identified gunmen at Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state back in September.
Uzodinma at the government house in Owerri the Imo State capital gave a total of ₦185m as cash compensation to the families of the slain officers.
Recall that on the 19th of September, a joint security personnel on patrol at Umuezeala Owerri area of Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo state were ambush by yet to be identified gunmen, leading to the death of eight security personnel while two patrol vans were torched.
In his address, the governor noted that this was not the first time his government is appreciating the gallantry of security personnel in the state.
He promised to continue to motivate men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect and secure the state.
He said: “Recall the ugly incident of 19th September, 2023 where members of operation search and flush were ambush in Ehime Mbano and some of them lost their lives and some were also injured injured.