The deceased were part of an additional deployment made recently by the Force to boost the ongoing fight against bandits in Katsina State.
The IGP, who described the incident as a huge loss to the Force, noted that the incident was one of the unfortunate sacrifices, officers often encounter in the line of duty. He described the deceased as “Heroes of Peace”.
A team of Police Medical Personnel has been dispatched to Kaduna State where eleven (11) officers that survived the accident were receiving medical attention. Three of the deceased officers had been buried according to Islamic rites while the remains of the other four officers have been deposited in a Morgue.
Meanwhile, the IGP has directed the Police Accounts and Budget Department to ensure the immediate payment of the burial expenses, benefits and other entitlements to the families of the deceased officers.