One can never imagine that Nigerians could be this emphatic.

It was a massive show of love for the police sergeant who lost his life in a gun battle with armed robbers.

Nigerians from different parts of the world raised over $17,000 about 6.2 million Naira for the family of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, the policeman that was killed during a robbery in a branch of Zenith Bank in Imo State.

As of 12pm on Tuesday, $17,895 had been raised on a fundraising platform, GoFundMe, by 434 people.

The feat was achieved within 24 hours after the campaign was launched by Punch Newspapers and other social activists in the country, led by Kayode Ogundamisi.

The late sergeant in whose honour the project was initiated, Chukwudi, died on February 23, 2017 after confronting some robbers who invaded a Zenith Bank branch on Wetheral Road, Owerri.

The late father of eight children, in a 2.58 video clip, could be seen engaging a four-man robbery gang during which he killed one of the robbers.

The video, which went viral on the social media, also captured Chukwudi being shot at by one of the robbers after he ran out of the security post.

He died a day after the incident.