Isawo attack: Ambode doles out N55m to families of slain officers


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has presented cheques totaling N55 million to the families of security officers who lost their lives during an ambush by militants in the Isawo area of Ikorodu.

The families of four police officers that died during the operation got N10 million each, on Monday, while an officer who sustained injury during the attack and still recuperating in the hospital, Sgt. Alexandra Ugadu got N5million.

A cheque of N10 million was also presented to the family of a military officer, Capt. A Mohammed, who lost his life during the attack.

The gallant officers were killed after liberating kidnapped victims kept in the riverine area by the notorious militants.

The police officers’ whose families benefited from the death insurance scheme of the State Government are late Insp. Godwin Iroagbalahi, Insp. Francis Pemi, Sgt. Mamuda Dembo and Sgt. Idor Ekoro.

Governor Ambode, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the donation was in line with the pledge to review insurance benefits to security operatives in the State.

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