…11 others receiving medical attention
BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Nigeria Police High Command has announced the death of seven Police officers attached to its Special Forces Unit that were on their way to Katsina State.
The seven officers died in a ghastly motor accident which occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road, involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the Unit on July 12, 2020.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said the deceased were part of an additional deployment made recently by the Force to boost the ongoing fight against bandits in Katsina State.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu while condoling the families of the late officers, described the incident as a huge loss to the Force, adding that the incident is one of the unfortunate sacrifices, officers often encounter in the line of duty.
IGP Adamu described the deceased as “Heroes of Peace”.
Already, a team of Police Medical Personnel has been dispatched to Kaduna State where 11 officers that survived the accident are receiving medical attention. The Police spokesman said that three of the deceased officers have been buried according to Islamic rites while the remains of the other four officers have been deposited in a Morgue.
In the meantime, IGP Adamu 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.