The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with the Nigerian Police over the loss of their men in the wake of insecurity witnessed in different parts of the country recently.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Ini Ememobong said the Governor specifically mourned the death of the officers and men of the Force who lost their lives during the security breach in Essien Udim.

The Governor said “The gallantry and patriotism of those men who died in combat, are deeply appreciated by the Government and good people of Akwa Ibom State.

“Accepting to pay the supreme sacrifice to restore law and order, is the greatest act of loyalty to the country and the Force. To the glory of God, the criminal elements have been neutralised, their unwholesome activities thwarted and absolute tranquility has returned to the troubled area.

” The conquest of evil and return of normalcy, to my mind, is the most befitting condolence message to the Force and families of the fallen officers, because it adds a note of positivity to their already very painful death.”

The Governor expressed his thoughts in his letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police, through the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State.

He assured that the State Government will take steps to cushion the effect of the demise of the officers, on their families.

He further commended the gallantry and efforts of the security and intelligence community in the state for leaving nothing to chance in the eradication of the criminal irritants and restoring peace to Essien Udim.

The Governor promised to continually support the Police and other security agencies in the discharge of their duties.