One of the police officers killed by gunmen during the recent bank robbery in Otukpo, Benue State has been buried in Okene, Kogi State.
Inspector Adija Bello was shot dead when gunmen attacked the Divisional Police Station in Otukpo while simultaneously robbing five banks on October 20.
Four police officers, including the divisional police officer, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) John Adikwu, were killed in the attack.
Bello’s corpse arrived Okene around 7pm on Monday and was taken to the cemetery for interment.
It was learnt that Bello, who left behind her husband and two daughters, was on afternoon duty on the day of the attack.
The widower, Abdulganiyu Omeiza, who is also a police officer attached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) 54, Onitsha, Anambra State, lamented the gruesome murder of his wife.
“She was everything to me. I really miss her every day. Everyday before she goes to work or take the kids to school, I will call her to know how they are doing.
“Even on that fateful day we spoke a night before and I told her I will be on night duty. From that night duty once I closed, I normally call her by 7am.
“But I woke up by 8.00am and I called her. She said she did not want to disturb me because she knew since I was on night duty I would not be able to call them early.
“So on that very day, around a few minutes to 3pm, she called me. We talked but I did not know that would be the last time I would speak with my wife,” he said.