DUTSE, North-West, Nigeria – Jigawa state Police Command has presented a cash donation of five hundred thousand Naira each to families of five of its personnel who died while on active service, and those that died as a result of accident, while on service, the Command’s spokesman, ASP Abdul Jinjiri has highlighted.
In a statement signed by the Jigawa State Commissioner of Police (CP), Bala Senchi, stated that the gesture was part of the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Idris Ibrahim’s efforts to accommodate police welfare as its cardinal objectives.
CP Senchi while issuing the cash rewards to the deceased families, said what is witnessed today is part of the police authority’s efforts to boost the morales of its officers and men for qualitative service delivery.
He charged the officers and men of the Command to double efforts in the discharge of their civic responsibilities, as well lived above board, and be law abiding always in shunning vices detrimental to the laws of the land and that of the police constituted authority.
The categories of the beneficiaries are as follows: Category one comprised of those who died on active service initiated by the IG with effect from June 2017, and they are; Usaini Idi and Shuaibu Nabo
Second category include those officers who died as a result of accident or gunshoot, under the Personnel Accident Insurance Scheme, as well as those officers involved in accident but survived, captured under the Medical Expenses Insurance, namely; Ibrahim Musa, Umar Abdullahi, Nantap Damulap, Fatima Ibrahim and Jessica John.
The statement further stated that four other gallant officers were given commendation letters by the CP which will further spur them up to work harder; adding that the gesture will be a continuous one.
Other brave officers are; Inspector Dauda Sani, Sergent Umar Yakubu, Sergent Ilya Buba, and Sergent Saeed Jibrin who were commended for their intelligent search and apprehension of a gang of criminals who often terrorized inhibitants of Birnin-Kudu and Gwaram Local Government Areas of the state.
Recovered items from the gang includes, One locally made Rifle, One locally made Pistol, and Seven Catridges. The suspects confess to be among the gangs that often terrorized communities of Birnin-Kudu and Gwaram areas.
The statement added that the suspects are under interrogations after which they will be charged to court.