The two police officers who died while repelling a robbery attack on a branch of Zenith Bank Owerri, Imo State, have been recommended for a posthumous promotion by the Nigerian Police Force
The News of Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike saying that another policeman who survived the attack, Out Attang, would also be promoted with the deceased officers namely Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo.
Four armed men had stormed Zenith Bank, Owerri on February 22, 2017 trailed a man to the bank and in the process, attacked police officers at the security post of the bank.
Video of the incident went viral on the internet as the policemen killed one of the robbers identified as Ikechukwu Okpara.
The Commissioner said the recommendation followed the huge sacrifice the three officers made to save the bank and the lives of the customers. He said the officers were gallant and exhibited serious commitment during the robbery attack, stating that “ Nigeria Police Force cannot abandon them”
The Commissioner revealed that the management of the bank had undertaken to offer scholarship to the children of the deceased.
He said the suspected armed robbers who attacked the bank had been arrested.