As part of efforts to ensure that police officers who were killed in the violence that erupted following the shooting of ENDSARS protesters last week in Lagos do not die in vain, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu awarded scholarship to children of the slain officers.
In a statement issued by the state government on Wednesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board (LSSB) to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.
According to the statement, twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.
While acknowledging the huge loss the state Police Command bore during the violence, the Governor who visited the Command Headquarters in Ikeja, offered to take the bill of replacing the logistics lost by the police so as to boost the morale of the officers.
“Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence that erupted last week in the State will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged,” the statement read.
“The State Government, on Wednesday, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.
“The State Police Command bore huge loss in personnel, armoury and properties in the violence.
“Twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.
“In spite of the loss, the police said they remained undeterred in performing their constitutional duties.
“Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, made the offer to take the bill of replacing the logistics lost by the police when he visited the Command Headquarters in Ikeja to boost the morale of officers, following the demoralising events of the past week in which police officers and their stations were targeted by hoodlums.
“The Governor got the assurance of the police’s commitment to strengthen security across the State from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu.
“Sanwo-Olu said the statutory duties of the Police could not be wished away because of the actions of a few bad eggs, noting that the impact of the police officers’ absence on the roads was generally felt by residents.”
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