The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has placed a N10 million bounty on the assailants of four policemen killed in Sabongida Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of the state on July 14.
This was announced by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, after an emergency security meeting between the governor and security chiefs in Benin on Monday.
According to Mr Osagie, the meeting was attended by the heads or representatives of the police, the army, State Security Service, SSS; Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC; and Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The governor’s aide said Mr Obaseki described the situation as appalling and ordered a comprehensive investigation into the killings and the arrest of the assailants.
“The governor pledged to support the families of the four policemen killed while on duty and maintained that the killers must be arrested and brought to book.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Obaseki had earlier condemned the ambush and killing of the four policemen on receiving report of the killings.
Media reports said the four policemen, attached to the Sabongida-Ora Divisional Police Headquarters, were killed at a road block at Uzebba-Aviosi junction along Ifon road, Sabongida-Ora on July 14 while on a routine patrol.