Today 2 December, 2021

Police pay N5 million to Next-of-kins of 5 Police officers killed on duty

The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command CP Ayuba N. Elkanah has today presented cheques to the next of kins of five (5) deceased Police Officers who died while in active service.

The cheques worth five million, one hundred and sixty thousand Naira was part of the welfare scheme of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+) NPM, fdc to officers and men of the Force.

This was contained in a statement released by Police Public Relations Officer PPRO for Zamfara State Command, SP Mohammed Shehu in Gusau.

The Commissioner of Police while presenting the cheques appreciates the Inspector General of Police for the gesture aimed at alleviating the sufferings being faced by families of Police officers who died in service.

The CP described the IGP’s gesture as timely and will serve as a moral booster to Officers and men to redouble their unalloyed commitment in the ongoing fight against criminal elements in the country.

He therefore charged the beneficiaries to utilize the money judiciously, noting that, in the last three (3) months alone, the Command had received similar cheques from the Inspector General of Police five (5) times and presented same to the beneficiaries.

One of the benefiting families, Usman Musa, who spoke on behalf of other benefiting families thanked the Inspector General of Police for the gesture and promised to use the money judiciously.

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