Families of deceased police officers get N21m in Katsina

By James Danjuma

Eight families of police officers who died in active service have received N21 million assistance from the Katsina State Police Command.

The money, according to a statement by the spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, was given to the families at a ceremony held at its headquarters.

He said the money was doled out through the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Family Welfare Insurance Scheme.

The scheme is an “initiative of the Inspector-General of Police, aimed at bringing succour to families of deceased Police Officers who died while in active service of their fatherland.

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“The aim is not only to bring succour to families of the deceased officers but also to boost the morale of serving officers
and men of the Force.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries urged them to judiciously use the token to solve their immediate family needs, especially on feeding and education of the children of the fallen heroes.

“He also thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his magnanimity in giving out these incentives to the families of the deceased police officers.

“In their response, the families of the deceased Police Officers expressed their happiness and appreciation to the Inspector-General of Police for this kind gesture and prayed for Almighty Allah to protect all serving officers of the Nigeria Police Force.”

In another development, the police command in the state has promoted eight new police officers from the ranks of Superintendent of Police to Chief Superintendent of Police.

The affected officers according to a statement, are Ayuba Danjuma, Hassan Musa, Abubakar Wakili, Ahmadu Lawal, Silas Itatu, Ya’u Usman, Ladidi Saude, and Shafaatu Usman.

“In his address, the Commissioner of Police congratulated the newly promoted officers on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba and enjoins them to see the promotion as a blessing from Almighty Allah.

“He urged them to be disciplined, loyal and hardworking, while at the same time admonished them to eschew indolence, complacency, bribery, corruption and other acts of unprofessionalism, noting that with this promotion more responsibilities are being placed on their shoulders, as the saying goes “To whom much is given much is expected”.

“In a vote of thanks, on behalf of the newly promoted officers, CSP Silas O. Itatu, DPO GRA, thanked the Inspector-General of Police and the Police Service Commission for finding them worthy of the promotion and promised to redouble their efforts in the ongoing onslaught against banditry and other forms of crime and criminality in the state.”

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