Families Of 29 Deceased Police Officers Receive ₦15.9m

Families Of 29 Deceased Police Officers Receive ₦15.9m
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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has disbursed ₦15.9 million to the families of some officers and men of the force who died in the line of duty.

The disbursement, which took place at the FCT command is in line with the fulfillment of the inspector general of police, IGP Alkali Baba’s family welfare insurance scheme policy.

The cheques were presented to the next of kin of 29 deceased police officers of the rank of assistant superintendent of police, inspector, sergeant, and a civilian staff attached to the command between 2020 and 2021.

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The commissioner of police FCT, CP Babaji Sunday, while extending his condolence to the beneficiaries, noted that the money presented was in no way a payment for the lives and services of their loved ones but a way to show them that the Force remembers the labour of their loved ones in life and death.

He urged them to make meaningful use of the benefits to make life better, covering up for the absence of their benefactors.

Meanwhile, Friday saw some of the officers of the Enugu Police Command foiling another daredevil attempt by armed hoodlums to attack the Igbo-Eze North Police Divisional headquarters within the Nsukka axis of the state.

DSP Daniel Ndukwe who is the Command’s Public Relations Officer had on Friday in Enugu said that policemen foiled the attack at about 6. p.m. on July 21.

‘Police operatives of the Command foiled an attack on Igbo-Eze North Police Division by armed and hooded criminal elements.

‘The criminal elements came in their numbers, operating in black-coloured Hilux van and Toyota Highlander vehicles.

‘The hoodlums shot sporadically at the station, with the police operatives returning fire, forcing them, many of whom are suspected to have sustained gunshot wounds, to escape.’

The police spokesman noted that the police did not record any casualties in the encounter.

Africa Daily News, New York

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