Kaduna - Some wives and children of policemen killed by Boko Haram insurgents,
on Saturday appealed to the government and the Nigerian Police to
provide them with vocational training and jobs.
The widows and other members of their families made the appeal in
Kaduna during the distribution of bags of rice, vegetable oil and a cow
by the Inspector General of Police.
Margaret Ishaya, the wife of one of the deceased officers said the widows were ready to accept job as cleaners.
She said that it would go a long way to enable them fend for their
families and appealed to the police authorities to consider members of
their families during recruitment.
The wife of late Ins. Sunday Badeh, who died in the process of
detonating a bomb, urged the police to fast track the payment of
benefits to the affected families.
Mrs Badeh, however commended the support from the police authorities following the demise of her husband.
Also speaking, the widow of Sgt. Yakubu Musa, who was killed on 18
April, 2012 at Rigasa said some of them needed jobs to have a steady
The Insp. Gen. of Police, Mohammed Abubakar assured the widows and
other families of deceased officers of the Police continuous support for
Abubakar, represented by the Commissioner of Welfare, Mr Usman
Yakubu, said the distribution of food items was aimed at alleviating the
hardship the families of the deceased officers were facing.
He said that the police have so far distributed food items to
families of deceased and injured officers affected by the insurgency in
"Though they have paid the supreme price so that Nigeria and
Nigerians can live in peace you will continue to be regarded as active
members of the Nigeria police family,” he said.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr Olufemi Adenaike, said
that the command recently distributed N10, 000 each to families of the
29 policemen killed between 2011 and 2013.
Adenaike said that the effort was aimed at providing them with succour during the yuletide and New Year. - NAN