Delta State governor and vice-presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2023 elections, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday visited the families of police officers killed by gunmen in Anambra State.

The deceased officers – Inspectors Lucky Aleh, Celestine Nwadiokwu and Jude Obuh – were attached to Explosives Ordinances Disposal Unit at the Government House, Asaba.

They were killed by unknown gunmen who ambushed them at a spot along Ihiala-Orlu Road in Anambra while on their way to Umuahia on official duty, on Friday.

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The governor visited Aleh’s home in Agbor Obi, Obuh’s home in Orogodo-Agbor, both n Ika South Local Government Area, and Nwadiokwu’s home in Owa Ekei in Ika North-East, where he commiserated with their widows, Mrs Nwamaka Aleh, Mrs Juliet Obuh and Mrs Onyeisi Nwadiokwu, and family members.

He prayed for the bereaved families and asked them to take solace in the fact that the late officers died in active service for the nation, assuring that the state government would continue to identify with them through the trying times.

The governor was accompanied by member representing Ika Federal Constituency, Mr Victor Nwokolo; member representing Ika South in the State House of Assembly, Mr Festus Okoh, and his Ika North East counterpart, Mr Anthony Elekeokwuri; Commissioner for Works, Mr Noel Omodon, his Information Counterpart, Mr Charles Aniagwu, and other top government functionaries.