The policemen, from Ondo, Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Cross River State commands, said they sat for their promotional examination in 2009/2010.
Their spokesperson, Samuel Oladeji, who addressed reporters in Ilorin yesterday, lamented that one of them died of hypertension while four others are on hospital admission.
“Regrettably, we lost a promising officer to hypertension. He kept mentioning the name of former IG Solomon Arase before he died. The deceased served last at the Kaduna State command.
“As we write, 4 others are seriously ill. We don’t want to lose them because hypertension is a silent killer. What shall it profit PSC not to promote us after being duly recommended?” Oladeji said.
The police officers, who appealed for action on the promotion, said a time frame should be attached to promotions. They also called on Nigerians to come to their aid.