Sokoto - The Sokoto State Commissioner of Police , Alhaji Salisu Fagge has presented cheques of over N25 million insurance claims to families of deceased police officers in the command.
Fagge made the distribution at the command headquarter on Wednesday to 16 next of kins of the officers who died in the line of duty.
Fagge said that the payment was part of the officers' entitlements.
"Whenever an officer lost his or her life in line of duty, it is paramount to the command to fight for their entitlements in order to minimize the pains encountered by the families.
"The money is for the family the take care of the deceased next of kins especially, the welfare of the children which includes the payment of school fees, among others," he said.
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Fagge also said that the exercise was for the first set of the money released by the insurance companies.
He stated that other entitlements which includes their gratuity would be paid later.
He added that the 16 beneficiaries were given a cheques of N500,000 to N 6 million as insurance covers of the deceased.
He called on the beneficiaries to utilize the money given to them for the purpose they were designated and condoled them for the loss of their loved ones.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Hajiya Fatima Yahaya assured the command that they would utilize the money given to them in the right manner.
Yahaya thanked the command for its care and support towards improving their living standard.