Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Abubakar Mohammed in charge of Zone 5, with headquarters in Benin, presented 10 cheques worth a total of N12.8 million to families of 10 deceased officers, on Wednesday.
In a statement by the zone’s Police Public Relations Officer, Emeka Iheanacho, said the money was from the Nigeria Police Group Life Assurance Claim Settlement Scheme, adding that the gesture was to assist the survivors of the heroes, who paid the supreme price by sacrificing their lives for Nigeria.
The statement also included Mohammed’s condolence to the beneficiaries on the demise of their husbands, noting that no amount of money was enough to replace their bread winners.
Iheanacho also said the AIG as reaffirming the Force’s commitment to the welfare of its officers and men, in the efforts to encourage them to put in their best toward ridding Nigeria of criminals.
The statement indicated that seven beneficiaries from Edo Command received N7,694,769 million, while three from Delta Command received N5,107,210 million.