The identities of the police officers killed by Boko Haram terrorists during the attack on the convoy of Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum on Saturday have been revealed.
Bello Makwashi, Borno State Police Commissioner, listed the names of the dead officers on Monday when the governor visited the Command Headquarters in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The Police boss listed the affected officers as Mba Mathew, Ibrahim Muhammad, David Jarta, Jerry Joseph, John Barka, Elijah Gwarza, Eheboya Osaheinde, and Nura Aminu.
Makwashi told the governor that the State Command had to break the sad news to the families of those in Maiduguri, adding that some were still on their way coming.
Meanwhile, the wives of the slain officers have appealed to the governor for support during the trying moment.
Mrs Effa David Jarta who spoke on behalf of the widows said they received the news of the unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of their breadwinners in utter shock, adding that “it is not easy.” She thanked the governor for his visit but said “consider us and the situation we are in.”
Reacting to the incident, Governor Zulum expressed deep regret about the incident which he said was the first in 18 months since he became governor.
He, however, assured the women of his commitment to support their livelihood efforts and the education of their children.
“I am standing before you here, I am not here to just see you and go back. God willing we shall not let you down, we shall support you.” Zulum assured.