Families of deceased officers receive over N34m in Zamfara
By Paul Michael
As part of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) welfare initiative and group life insurance, families of 10 deceased officers of the Nigeria Police Force, as well as one injured officer, on Thursday, received over N34 million in Zamfara State.
Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, CP Kolo Yusuf, on behalf of IGP Usman Alkali Baba presented the cheques.
Spokesperson for the Police Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed on Friday in a statement, said the cheques worth Thirty Four Million, Five Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand, One Hundred and Fourty Three Naira, Fourty Nine Kobo (N34, 597, 143. 49).
He said the cash was presented to 10 next of kins of the deceased officers including one CPL Sani Sagir attached to Gummi Division who sustained injury while on operations against Bandits in Zamfara state.
According to him, “The Cheques Presentation was in continuation of the IGP’s Group life welfare insurance/Personal Accident schemes for families of deceased officers, where cheques worth Thirty Four Million, Four Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand, One Hundred and Fourty Three Naira, Fourty Nine Kobo (N34, 497,143.49) were presented to Nine (9) next of kins, while a cheque of One Hundred Thousand Naira was presented to CPL. Sani Sagir attached to Gummi Division as medical expenses for the injury he sustained during operation.”
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The Commissioner of Police in his remark, appreciates the Inspector General of Police for his continuous concern to welfare of Police officers, describing the gesture as timely.
He said the cash will go along way in alleviating suffering being faced by families of deceased Police officers and equally boost the morale of the serving personnel to continue to put in their best in the ongoing campaign against criminal activities across the country.
The CP therefore charges the beneficiaries to utilize the money judiciously, noting that, in the last one year, the Command had received similar gesture from the Inspector General of Police eleven (11) times and presented same to the beneficiaries.
Some of the beneficiaries, Charles Mark Jatau and Zainab Zubairu, who spoke on behalf of other Next of Kins thanked the Inspector General of Police for the gesture and promised to use the money judiciously.
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