The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,has condoled the families of 7 officers who died in a ghastly accident while on assignment to Katsina State.
The incident which took place on July 12, 2020 involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of Special Forces Unit of the Nigerian Police Force.
The accident occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road resulting in the death of 7 officers while 11 others are still receiving medical attention.
The IGP, who describes the incident as a huge loss to the Force, notes that the incident is one of the unfortunate sacrifices officers often encounter in the line of duty. He described the deceased as “Heroes of Peace”
The deceased were part of an additional deployment made recently by the Force to boost the ongoing fight against bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Katsina State.
According to the information on the official handle of the Nigerian Police Force, three of the deceased have been buried according to Islamic rites while the remains of the other four officers have been deposited in a morgue.
The information added that the IGP has directed the Police Accounts and Budget Department to ensure the immediate payment of the burial expenses, benefits and other entitlements to the families of the deceased officers.