Barely few weeks ago after seven policemen were killed in Abuja; four policemen have been confirmed dead following an ambush by suspected armed bandits in Edo State on Saturday.
Confirming the incident, the Police in a statement signed by its Spokesperson Jimoh Moshood, said; “the IGP has equally directed a thorough and discreet investigation into the recent ambush and killing of four (4) Policemen at Sabon Gida, Ora in Edo State on the 14th July, 2018 by armed robbers while on patrol. As a result of the ambush, the police patrol vehicle burst into flame after the attack and the four (4) Policemen died in the process.”
According to the Police it said; “The investigation conducted so far has not establish any link between the two attacks, but public spirited individuals and other good Nigerians have been giving useful information to the Police in the progressive investigation into the two unfortunate incidents.
“In order to arrest the other suspects still at large in the first incident, the Force is desirous of more credible information from the public, and hereby pledges a reward of Five Million Naira to any member of the public that provides useful information that leads to the arrest of the remaining perpetrators of the ambush attack and killing of seven (7) policemen in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on the 2nd July, 2018 or the recent ambush and killing of four (4) Policemen on patrol at Sabon Gida, Ora in Edo State on the 14th July, 2018. The Force wishes to assure that the informant will be protected and his/her identity secured.”
Also the, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who met with security heads on Monday in the State over the attack, pledge to pay N10 million to any one that will reveal the killers as he said that the families of the late police officers will receive support from the State Government.
The Governor also condemned the attack.