The Governor of the Eastern Province Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz conveyed the condolences of the Saudi leadership to the families of the two policemen who were killed when they came under fire on Saturday evening whilst they were carrying out their duties in Dammam.
In a telephone conversation with the families of the two policemen who were identified as Chief Sergeant Musa Ali Mohammed Al-Qubi and Sergeant Nawaf Al-Otaibi, Prince Saud bin Nayef told them that “Your sons died honourably whilst carrying out their duty which they were entrusted with”.
The Governor of the Eastern Province conveyed the condolences of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince to the families of the two policemen.
Prince Saud bin Nayef said that “The martyrs sacrificed their lives for the sake of maintaining the security of the homeland and their martyrdom is a testament to their self-sacrifice and dedication to the homeland and its rightly guided leadership. The Saudi leadership is proud of its citizens and the sacrifices that they make for this country which is dear to all of our hearts”.
On their part, the families of Al-Qubi and Al-Otaibi expressed their appreciation of the condolences offered by the leadership of Saudi Arabia and the Governor of the Eastern Province, and said that the condolences illustrate the depth of the bond between the Saudi leadership and its citizens. They also added that the “martyrdom” of the two policemen is an honour and was part of their duty to their religion, king and country.
Funeral prayers were performed yesterday for Chief Sergeant Musa Ali Mohammed Al-Qubi after the Asr prayer at the Furqan Mosque in the Faisaliyya neighbourhood of Dammam.
Sergeant Nawaf Al-Otaibi’s body, on the other hand, was transported by a private jet to the Ha’il region where he will be buried after funeral prayers are held for him.