Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, with headquarters in Benin, has presented 10 cheques worth N12.8 million to families of 10 deceased officers.
A statement by Mr Emeka Iheanacho, the Zone’s Police Public Relations Officer, said that the money was from the Nigeria Police Group Life Assurance Claim Settlement Scheme.
Mohammed said that the gesture was to assist the survivors of the heroes, who paid the supreme price by sacrificing their lives for Nigeria.
He commiserated with the beneficiaries over the demise of their husbands, and noted that no amount of money was enough to replace their bread winners.
The AIG reaffirmed the Force’s commitment to the welfare of its officers and men, in the efforts to encourage them to put in their best toward ridding Nigeria of criminals.
Seven beneficiaries from Edo Command received N7,694,769 million, while three from Delta Command received N5,107,210 million.