IGP presents N16m to families of 28 police officers killed in Kogi
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali Baba, has presented N16 million in cheques to families of officers who died in active service in Kogi State.
The cheques were presented to beneficiaries of the listed 28 police officers during a ceremony in Lokoja, the state capital, Saturday.
According to the IGP, the N16 million is from the Group Life Assurance Scheme of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), complimented by the Family Welfare Insurance project of the police chief.
“This gesture is part of the ‘Group Life Assurance Scheme’ and IGP’s ‘Family welfare Insurance,’ aimed at improving the wellbeing of families of the deceased police officers.
“This is also aimed at encouraging other officers who are in active service to give their best to the nation, which will not forget their patriotism and services.
“To us as a force, the loss of the deceased personnel is tragic and painful but we all have to bear it as God knows why,” the police boss said.
He, however, urged the beneficiaries not to misuse the funds but endeavour to make judicious use of them for the betterment of their families.
The IG made the presentation of the cheques through the Kogi Commissioner of Police, Akeem Yusuf, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, DCP Abel Audu at the Command’s Headquarters in Lokoja.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs S. John, expressed appreciation to the IGP for the gesture and promised to make good use of the money for the benefit of their families.