A cheque of N29, 836,378 million have been presented by the Nigeria Police to the 51 families of police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
While Presenting the cheque to the beneficiaries, the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of police in charge of Zone 7, Abuja, Mr Taiwo Lakanu said it was the duty of the force to take care of officers and their families.
According to him, “on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), I will like to present these cheque leaves to you: it is symbolic.”
He stated that the Police Commissioners under the Zone would be presenting other cheques to other beneficiaries.
Beneficiaries cut across the FCT, Niger and Kaduna State which make up the Zone.
He added that the deceased police officers gave their lives to curtail crime and Criminality in the various states.
“Without these officers, most of us will not be where we are today because they carry out our instructions, they are most sincerely appreciated.” he said.
Lakanu stated that the Inspector General of the Police, Ibrahim Idris would continue to do all he can to ensure that the entitlement of policemen who died on the job would be given to their families promptly.
“The essence of this gesture is not the money really but the idea behind it to let you know that you are not forgotten.
“This package is just one of the things the IGP in his wisdom planned for widows and children of the late officers.” he said.
He condoled with the beneficiaries and promised them of continued support of the force.
Mr Andrew Moses, while responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, appealed to the force to continue to support the families.
He commended the IGP “for the fatherly care” and urged him not to relent in efforts to support families of late officers.
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