Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has redeemed his pledge of N20 m each to the 10 families of security personnel allegedly killed by IPOB members in the Oyigbo LGA .
Wike had last Wednesday during a condolence visit to the state Commissioner of Police , Joseph Mukan , announced the donation of N 20 m to each family of the four policemen and six soldiers killed by IPOB members .
The cheques were presented to the widows at the state police command and 6 Division , Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, respectively on Tuesday .
According to a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Governor , Kelvin Ebirie, the governor , who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogoa , described the murder of the security operatives as unacceptable .
“ As a governor , who matches his words with action, he has sent us to come and redeem that promise and to present the cheques of N20 m each to the widows of the four police officers killed by IPOB , ” Danagogo stated .
Similarly , at the 6 Division , Nigerian Army , Port Harcourt , Wike said the state government would ensure that the criminal elements , who killed the soldiers , were arrested and prosecuted .
Earlier, some residents of the Oyigbo LGA had lamented that the curfew , which entered the 11 th day, was causing hunger in the area.
The residents also said the decomposing corpse of a man had yet to be evacuated after four days , noting that they had remained indoors without access to food and medicine .
A man, who spoke on condition of anonymity to our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday , decried the huge military presence in the area.