IG donates N9.8m to families of deceased, injured policemen in Bauchi
BY SUZAN EDEH
Bauchi — The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar yesterday donated N9.8 million to families of policemen who lost their lives while in active service, as well as those who sustained various degrees of injury while fighting Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe States.
Distributing the cheques to the next-of-kins of the deceased and injured policemen, the IGP who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in-charge of Zone 12, Ibrahim Abdu condoled the families of the deceased and advised them to make the best use of the token given to them by the police before government paid their entitlements.
He said, “we should not forget our deceased ones because they lived a fulfilled life defending thier father land. We pray to God to give them eternal rest and heal the wound of the injured policemen. We also pray that God will give the deceased families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The Police authorities decided to pay this token to ease burden of the affected families going to Abuja to collect their cheques.”
The families of the deceased policemen expressed appreciation to the IGP for the gesture and pledged to make the best use of the amount received.