IGP Doles Out Over ₦160M to Families of EndSARS Police Officer Victims - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has handed out 39 cheques worth ₦160m to families of Police operatives killed during the #ENDSARS protest last year.

Making the presentation at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the IGP said the Force Insurance Unit was able to process and pay the entitlements of the police officers in record time adding that the Nigeria Police will never abandon the family of the force’s fallen heroes who courageously laid
down their lives in the services of the country.

“Although policing career is noble, it is unfortunately that it is a high-risk job and in cognizance of this I have put in place initiatives that will motivate personnel of the force and strengthen the personnel protection protocol around them such as the promotion of personnel that were injured as well as the posthumous promotion of those that lost their lives.”

“Today we shall be presenting 39 cheques of group life insurance and the IGP welfare scheme amounting”₦160, 153, 998 to families of officers killed during the #ENDSARS protests.”

Adamu assured the families of the affected officers that the force will continue to stand by them, noting that no monetary reward can compensate for the lives of loved ones and breadwinners lost to the service of the nation.

He urged the beneficiaries to utilize the money judiciously in training and meeting the welfare needs of the children and wives of the late officers.

With regards to those injured during the protests, he said there are group personal accident medical expenses that are being processed and will be paid in due course.

“I would continue to prioritize safety and welfare of officers and I pray God protect them and their families in the line of duty,” he said.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, lauded the police management for prioritizing the welfare of officers and assured the relations of the officers that lost their lives that the people and government of Nigeria appreciate the sacrifice of their loved ones.

Mohammed, who noted that about one trillion Naira worth of property was destroyed in Lagos State alone, said 37 officers and about 186 persons were wounded in the protests nationwide.

He said 164 police vehicles were vandalized, 134 police stations were destroyed, 264 public and private buildings were vandalized, and 31 warehouses were looted.

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