Police presented checks worth thirty-four million five hundred and ninety-seven thousand one hundred and forty-three naira (N34, 597, 143. 49) to ten families of deceased officers, including a corporal on duty who was injured in a confrontation with armed men. bandits
Wounded Personnel Sani Sagir serves in the Gummi Division of the Nigerian Police in Zamfara
The Check is an extension of the General Inspectorate of the Provident Group Provident Policy and Personal Accident Scheme
It aims to help those who have died on active duty and those who have suffered injuries during operations
Presenting the checks to the next of kin of the deceased, Zamfara State Police Commissioner Kolo Yusuf applauds law enforcement efforts to pay due attention to the welfare of officers and those who died in service asset
The Zamfara Police chief described the gesture as timely, adding that it will go a long way in alleviating the suffering suffered by the families of the deceased officers and boosting the morale of serving personnel.
He further noted that the gesture will encourage the staff to do their best in the ongoing campaign against the activities of criminal elements and the insecurity plaguing different parts of the country.
Kolo Yusuf instructed recipients to put the money to good use
Some of the recipients, Charles Mark Jatau and Zainab Zubairu, who spoke on behalf of other close relatives, thanked the police for the gesture and promised to use the money wisely.
This is the eleventh time in a year that the Zamfara State Command has received a similar gesture from IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
The NPF’s Zamfara command has lost more men to bandit/terrorist activity, the latest being a staff member shot dead at an outpost in Mada earlier this week.
The state is plagued by insecurity due to the activities of bandits/terrorists and other criminal elements.