By Gowon Emakpe
Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja Police Command has presented cheques of N7 million to 33 families of Police officers who lost their lives in active service.
FCT, Commissioner, CP Sunday Babaji presented the Cheques on Wednesday June 15 2022 to families of 33 slain Police Officers whose breadwinners met their untimely death in the service of protecting lives and property of Nigerians.
He condoled the bereaved family and prayed to God almighty to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss that the slain officer’s paid a supreme price of laying their lives for the security of life and property of citizens.
The families comprising mostly children of the deceased officers and other relatives were advised by the CP to ensure the Cheques whose amounts varied, but totaled about #7million were utilized to cater for the children/immediate family left behind.
Speaking at the occasion, CP Babaji said the presentation of the Cheques was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba that all Command CPs should personally handle the presentation of the Group Life Insurance benefits of the Nigerian Police force to the fallen heroes.
Some of the officers were victims of gunshot injuries as a result of confrontation with armed robbers, kidnappers and terrorists, others were victims of motor vehicle accidents during hot pursuits of criminal elements with others falling ill on the job and giving up the ghost.