Police announces reward for police officers killed in Zenith Bank robbery in Imo

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Police announces reward for police officers killed in Zenith Bank robbery in Imo

Scene of robbery attack at Zenith Bank in Imo state that went viral

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Chris Ezike, said he had recommended posthumous promotion for two police officers who died while repelling robbery attack on a branch of Zenith Bank in Imo State.

Mr. Ezike told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri that another policeman, Otu Attang, who survived the Feb. 22, 2017 attack, would also be promoted with the deceased officers, Messrs Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo.

Four armed men on that day, trailed a man to the bank in Owerri, and in the process, attacked police officers attached to the place.

In the gun battle, the policemen killed one of the robbers identified as Ikechukwu Okpara, but lost Messrs Iboko and Agbo.

Mr. Ezike said the recommendation followed the huge sacrifice the three officers made to save the bank and its customers.

“The officers were gallant and showed serious commitment during the robbery attack. Nigeria Police Force cannot abandon them,” he said.

The commissioner also said the management of the bank had undertaken to offer scholarship to the children of the deceased officers.

He said three of the suspected armed robbers, Justice Ogbonna, Abiye Charles and Okechukwu Nwanegbo, who attacked the bank, had been arrested, adding that different types of arms were recovered from them.

(NAN)



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  • Better late than never

  • Hear the animal police headed by mallams, just promotion when the most animalistic buhari in london wasting our money on treatment he will never get.

    Will these three dead police pensions amount to one way jet fuel that Baboon used to London.

    Hopelessness runs in that God forsaken country called Nigeria

  • THANK YOU. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. FOR THE FUTURE ACT FAST AND HAVE A TRUST IN PLACE

  • The CCTV footage exposed the very poor trainings our policemen receive. No Soldier run to safety with his back to the enemy.
    Having fallen, one of the enemies from his head and upon realisation that the two in the car were not moved by the bullets towards them, he should have remained in his immediate forte from, where he took down the first to continue his fight.
    Unfortunately, he downed his arm to escape to safety backing his enemy and never arrived destination.
    In all, he was still a gallant fighter.
    Regular physical trainings are needed to have their reflexes sharpened all the time also. Not talking about weekly parades

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