Defence & Security

Niger police gift families of fallen officers over N60m

By Paul Michael, Abuja

• As CP decorates 460 promoted senior officers

The Niger State Police Command has presented a cash gift of N64,715,630.84 to the families of fallen police officers, who died during active service in the Command, The Trumpet reports.

The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Monday Bala Kuryas presented the cash gift to about 30 different families of police personnel who died between the years 2020 and 2021.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun, said the welfare gesture is an initiative of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, tagged ‘Group Life Assurance’, which is geared towards improving the lives and capacity of the families left behind by heroic officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

“While presenting the cheques to the next of kins in the presence of family members, the Commissioner of Police appreciates the Inspector General of Police for such laudable initiative to provide succour to the families of the deceased personnel and encouraged the beneficiaries to effectively manage and judiciously use the resources for better welfare of the families.

“The families expressed satisfaction, happiness and full of appreciation amid the emotional situation to the Inspector General of Police, the Government and the Commissioner of Police for their efforts in ensuring better care for the bereaved families while assuring that the resources will be well managed towards an improved standard of living of the families,” Abiodun stated.

Meanwhile, 460 senior officers of the Command, who were recently promoted have been decorated by the State’s Commissioner of Police. The promoted senior officers are part of about 14,307 recommended for promotion by the IGP and approved by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Abiodun in a statement said the promotion is part of the IGP’s commitment to further improve the welfare of police personnel.

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According to Abiodun, CP Kuryas congratulated the promoted officers and charged them to justify their elevation to the next rank with good performance and professionalism.

“The CP was assisted in decorating the promoted officers by DC DFA DCP Shawulu E. Dan-Mamman fsi, DC OPS DCP Ali Hayatu Kaigama, DC SCID DCP Aboki Danjuma and other officers of the Command, as one (1) CSP was promoted to the rank of ACP, 61 ASPs were promoted to the rank of DSP, 62 ASPII were equally confirmed to ASPI and 336 Inspectors promoted to the rank of ASP

“Those decorated include 2i/c Kotangora Area Command CSP Isah Adejoh who was decorated with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), while ASP Abdullahi Baba, ASP Auta Sunday, ASP Martins Wergba, ASP Usman Mohammed, ASP Ayuba Jika and ASP Sunday Peter were decorated with the rank Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) among others

“Some of the Inspectors decorated are Inspr Anthony Bawa, Inspr Faruna Tijani, Inspr Elisha Chiroma, Inspr Danjum Ochimana, and Inspr Ladan Hussaini who were decorated with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP),” Abiodun said.

ACP Isah Adejoh, who responded on behalf of the promoted officers, thanked the IGP for recommending them to the PSC for the promotion. He also appreciated the Commissioner of Police. Niger State Command and other senior officers for their efforts and leadership style in the Command.

Adejoh promised the Command that they shall redouble their efforts in the service of protection of lives and property within and outside the State.

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