Reporter : ONYINYE CHIJIOBI -—
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has donated additional thirteen operational vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for rapid response to crime.
Also, next of kin of the four police officers, who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests were given two million naira cheques each.
The Governor, who made the presentations at the Police Area Command Headquarters In Awka, to the Rapid Response Team of the Nigeria Police, said that the reward was to appreciate their efforts in crime fighting.
Addressing the officers and men of the force, Governor Obiano said that the operational vehicles donated to the police were to enable them arrive on time at crime scene, urging them not to use the vehicle for personal engagements.
The Governor, while commending youths for mobilizing to defend their communities, maintained that the #ENDSARS protests taught security agents a lot of lessons.
He urged them to begin a robust patrol within the state, especially in Nkpor, Upper Iweka, Okpoko, Ogidi, Inland Town Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi among other strategic places.
The Governor, who observed that the fast approaching festive season (Christmas and New Year) demanded readiness of police, requested various security agencies to sustain their fight in making the state the safest in the country.
Governor Obiano however, gave some injured officers a cash donation of #250, 000 each, apart from settling their hospital bills by the state government and one million each to Commands and other police formations for their galantry during the period.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, who expressed regret that the #EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums said four personnel were killed while about fifteen others were injured during the attacks in the state.
Mr. Abang explained that twelve police stations were completely razed while seven divisions vandalised, including two armoured vehicles that were burnt and destruction of 27 operational vehicles and appreciated the Governor for assisting the police.