“Herbert Wigwe’s Burial: Rivers State Police Tightens Security Today”


The Rivers State Police Command has vowed to reinforce security in the state ahead of Saturday’s burial of the late Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son. Their remains arrived at Port Harcourt International Airport yesterday in three separate cartons marked “fragile, handle with care”. They were subsequently moved in a convoy of vehicles to his hometown in Isiokpo, Ikwerre Local Government Area, where his kinsmen and many others gathered for a wake ahead of Saturday’s burial. But the police said they had taken significant steps to reinforce security arrangements in order to ensure a peaceful and well-organised burial ceremony for the deceased The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP. Grace Iringe-Koko, said the elaborate security arrangement was in anticipation of the expected large gathering of mourners and guests from various parts of the world. She said the command had deployed mobile police personnel from the 19 PMF, 30 PMF, 46 PMF, 55 PMF, 56 PMF, 58 PMF, State Intelligence Department (SID), undercover personnel, as well as tactical units and conventional police officers from Bayelsa State. She said: “This proactive measure is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the venue and its surroundings, upholding the solemnity of the occasion, and maintaining public safety throughout the proceedings. Related Posts Akpabio mourns Access Bank CEO, Wigwe ‘Wigwe built a private tomb before death’ Tinubu, CBN, Access Holdings pay tributes Read Also: IWD: we won’t relent in investing in Lagos women, Sanwo-Olu promises “The Rivers State Police Command kindly requests the cooperation of all residents and attendees, urging them to comply with the directives of law enforcement officials and adhere to designated security protocols. “Commissioner of Police, CP Olatunji Disu, psc, has emphasized the importance of residents remaining law-abiding and carrying out their lawful activities while showing respect and consideration for the solemn nature of the event.” She said the CP assured the public of the police command’s unwavering commitment to maintaining peace and order during the period of mourning. “The command stands ready to promptly address any security concerns and ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees. “The Rivers State Police Command would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Herbert Wigwe during this challenging time,” she said.

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