Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has given N1 million each to the families of 23 slain policemen.
Amaechi described the death of the officers as unfortunate.
He described the policemen recently killed by hoodlums as very brave persons, who died to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.
The governor, who was represented by a Deputy Director, Military/Security, in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Omeodu Edisom, said other policemen should not be discouraged by the incidents.
The presentation took place at the Police Officers’ Mess, old Government Reservation Area (GRA), near Government House, Port Harcourt.
Of the 23 beneficiaries, one person had gotten his cheque earlier; 16 others received theirs at the occasion.
Others who could not make the event would get their cheques later at the police headquarters.
Commissioner of Police Mohammed Indabawa said the ‘gesture’ was from Amaechi and not from the police authorities, which were still being expected.