Families of policemen killed in Zamfara recieve N5m cheque

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Nigeria Police
Nigeria Police

Families of five police officers killed in the line of duty in Zamfara State have received N5,136,000 in compensation.

Ayuba Elkanah, the state’s Commissioner of Police, delivered the cheques to the next of kin of the murdered policemen on Thursday at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.

He said that the gift was part of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba’s, welfare scheme for officers and soldiers in the force.

While giving the checks to the recipients, Elkanah thanked the police chief for the gesture, which he said was intended to help the families of police officers who died in the line of duty.

He called the gift timely, saying it would improve morale among the Force’s officers, encouraging them to intensify their efforts in the continuing fight against criminal groups in the country.

The police commissioner appealed to the beneficiaries to utilise the money judiciously, saying the command had received similar cheques from the Inspector General of Police five times and presented the same to the beneficiaries in the last three months alone.

One of the beneficiaries, Usman Musa, who spoke on behalf of the other benefiting families, thanked the police chief for the gesture and promised to use the money judiciously as advised.