Coordinator of Operation Yaki, a Kaduna State security outfit, Colonel Yakubu Yusuf (rtd), yesterday gave out N100,000 (one hundred thousand naira) to three families of police officers who died in active service in the state.
Colonel Yusuf said apart from the money, there would be life insurance entitlements running into millions of naira which would soon be redeemed by the next of kin of the deceased.
The deceased policemen are Inspectors Israel Obey, Solomon Garba and Aminu Mohammed, who were killed by an oncoming trailer while they were maintaining peace and order by the roadside leading to the venue of the APC governorship primary election in November, 2014.
Obey had his wife, Deborah, as next of kin, Aminu had his son, Yusuf, as next of kin, and Garba picked his daughter, Deborah, as next of kin.
While presenting the money to the next of kin of the deceased, Colonel Yusuf advised them to use the money judiciously in attending to their immediate needs pending when the insurance benefits will be released to them.
“Let me use this opportunity to once again condole the families of our deceased officers and reassure serving officers of the state government’s commitment to their welfare. This presentation is in line with the provisions in the operational blueprint of this outfit.
“In addition to this token from the state government, there is a life insurance policy covering the entire operatives and it is our hope that these entitlements will be redeemed soon.
I hope that the families of the deceased officers will take solace in the Lord and put what happened behind them, so as to face the challenges ahead.”