Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode presented cheques totaling 55 million naira, to the families of security officers who lost their lives in the Ishawo area of Ikorodu, after an ambush by militants.
Correspondent Adedoja salam-Adeniyi reports that the slain officers paid the supreme price saving Lagos from criminals at Ishawo area of the state.
Members of the families of four police officers that died during the operation got N10 million each, while an officer who sustained injury during the attack and is still recuperating in the hospital, Sgt. Alexandra Ugadu got N5million.
A cheque for N10 million was presented to the family of a military officer, Capt. A Mohammed who lost his life during the Ishawo attack.
The gallant officers were killed after successfully rescuing kidnapped victims kept in the riverine area by the militants.
This donation was in line with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s pledge to review insurance benefits to security operatives in the state.
Responding on behalf of beneficiaries, the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni commended Governor Ambode and the State Government for the donations, which he described as a morale booster, saying the gesture
would go a long way in motivating officers.
The police officers’ whose families benefited from the death insurance scheme of the state Government are late Inspector Godwin Iroagbalahi, Inspector.
Earlier, Governor Ambode, on behalf of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) presented 20 brand new operational vehicles with modern communication gadgets to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), the combat-ready unit of the State Police Command.