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How bandits kill 2 policemen on election duty in Sokoto
Kess Ewubare|March. 13, 2019
- The commissioner of police in Sokoto state, Aminu Koji, says the two police officers were ambushed by gunmen on their way to Isa local government area on Friday, March 8
- Koji expresses condolences to the bereaved families of the killed officers, adding that they died in service of the fatherland
- The commissioner announces donations of one million naira to the family of Maisaje and one million naira to the family of Ibrahim from Governor Aminu Tambuwal
The commissioner of police in Sokoto state, Aminu Koji, on Wednesday, March 13, confirmed the killing of two police personnel, Asp Abdullahi Maisaje and Sgt Usman Ibrahim, while they were on election duty.
Addressing newsmen in Sokoto, Koji said the officers were ambushed by gunmen on their way to Isa local government area on Friday, March 8 for the March 9 governorship and State House of Assembly elections, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The commissioner expressed condolences to the bereaved families, adding that they died in service of the fatherland.
He urged the families to consider the deaths as act of fate, saying: “God gives and God takes.”
Koji announced donations of one million naira to the family of Maisaje and one million naira to the family of Ibrahim from Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
The commissioner commended Tambuwal for the gesture. He said the donation was not compensation for the dead as no amount could equate human life.
Koji handed over the money to wives of the deceased persons.
Maryam Abubakar, the wife of Maisaje, thanked the governor for the gesture.
She said her husband left behind nine children, comprising four males and five females.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Enugu state, says it may seek legal redress over false allegations leveled against the commission and security agencies during the conduct of 2019 general elections.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Emeka Ononamadu, said this during the post 2019 general elections media briefing held on Tuesday, March 12, in Enugu, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Ononamadu decried political rascality displayed by some political groups and political gladiators during the elections in the state.
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