A representative of the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Monday visited families of police officers declared missing after an attack on the Police Mobile Force training camp at Gwoza, Borno State.
The representative, a Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Idris, met with some of the families of the missing officers at the Police Mobile Force 50 Base, Kubwa, Abuja. He presented six families with N500, 000 and food items.
He also promised that the salaries of the missing officers will be paid for one year with effect from August.
While stating that the Police is saddened by the disappearance of its men after the August 20 attack, the IGP assured Nigerians that the Police Force will stand by its personnel at all times in its determination to perform its statutory duties in spite of all odds.
Also speaking, the Squadron Commander, 50 PMF Kubwa, Olutoyin Enisenyin, a Superintendent of Police, thanked the IGP while he pledged loyalty to the Force.
One of the wives of the missing officers, Esther Ishaya, speaking for beneficiaries, thanked Mr. Abba for his concern,
and promised the money would be used judiciously.
The IGP had on December 30, visited the families of the police officers in the premises of No. 38 Police Mobile Force (38 PMF) Squadron, Akwanga, Nasarawa State where the families assembled.
During his first visit, he gave the families N500, 000 each – N200, 000, from the police reward fund, N200, 000 from the police welfare insurance and N100, 000, a donation f
rom the office of the IGP.
A few days after an August 20 attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, eight out of 35 police officers declared missing were found, while 27 others are still missing.