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Owerri Robbery: NPF immortalize officers who died in Zenith bank raid

By on September 30, 2017

An armed robber on an assault at a Zenith Bank branch in Owerri, Imo State.

The Nigeria Police Force named one of its facilities after the security officers who were killed and injured during a bank robbery in Imo state.

Nigerian policemen are getting better encouragement for their hardiness based on the naming of a new office complex after two deceased sergeants, Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo, who died in a bank robbery in Imo state.

A third sergeant, Otu Attang, who lost one of his eyes in the assault that occurred at a Zenith Bank branch in February 2017, was also immortalized.

National police chief, Ibrahim Idris, confirmed that the initiative aims at giving better encouragement to brave law enforcement officers. 

The complex, located at the Nigeria Mobile Police Force 20 situated in Lagos was commissioned on Thursday, September 21, 2017, by Idris.

As Punch News reports, the structure was built in honour of the late policemen and their colleague who survived the attack. The men had put in a tough resistance against the armed robbers who stormed the bank premises on the fateful day.

“This is built in honour of late ChukwudiIboko and Sunday Agbo and other rank and file of the Nigeria Police who died in active service. We cherish their service to the nation,”  Idris reiterated during the commissioning of the facility.

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The incident is perhaps more memorable based on the unique show of bravery by the cops who managed to kill one of the thieves. Many will argue that such bravery was rare as law enforcement officers have been accused of taking to their heels when faced by adversity.

There is indeed honour in serving going by the latest act of the Nigeria Police Force lauding its men. But the dignity of the NPF will sustained as soon as they have stopped insisting on taking bribes.

Source: pulse.ng
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