The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman today 26th January, 2024 on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun presented cheques amounting to forty-four million, five hundred and fifty-one thousand, five hundred and thirty-one naira, eleven kobo (N44,551,531.11k) to sixty-nine next of kins and families of Police personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty recently.
The presentation took place at the Police Officers’ Mess, Minna, Niger state capital.
In his remarks, the CP welcomed the families to the venue and noted that he was representing the IGP to present the cheques to the beloved families, under the Group Life Assurance and IGP Family Welfare Insurance Schemes. He said that the gesture was in concern of the welfare of the men, to assist and ameliorate hardship the families might be facing.
He asserted that, indeed, the cheques might not be enough to cater for the families, but he believed it was a token that would grow to sustain the family. He prayed that may the Lord strengthen the families and fill the void that the circumstances might have caused.
He said, “Man is not worthy enough to condole you effectively, may the Lord continue to condole and strengthen you, and you shall not witness this loss again”. He conveyed the IGP’s heartfelt condolences to the families.
On behalf of the families, Mr Joshua Shaaba appreciated the Police, most especially the IGP, the Commissioner of Police and the Command, for their efforts towards a speedy processing of the claims.
The Command’s clergymen, CSP Ebede Tobechukwu and CSP Yakubu Tahir offered special prayers for the families.
Other senior officers that were present include: DCP Kabir Umar Hassan, DCP Aminu Garba, DCP Shehu Umar Didango, ACP Tanko Ahmed, ACP Richard Gotom, CSP Mohammed Odunlami and CSP Williams Attah.