The Inspector General of Police, IG, Alhaji Hafiz Ringim, and the Kano State Police Command have handed a total financial compensation of N2.5 million to families of three Police Officers killed last week in Kano by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect and others shot while on duty.
While presenting the compensation, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, who made the presentation at the Command Headquarters Friday, said the officers died in the course of defending their fatherland.
N1.5 million of the amount came from the IG while the remaining N1 million came from the state police command.
He explained that the sum of N500,000 went to each of the families of Corporal Sagir Sadiq, Corporal Hamisu Dahiru and Corporal Sani Mu’azu while the family of Special Constabulary, Abdulazeez Auwalu, who was also shot dead by unknown gunmen, was presented with N250, 000.
The five injured police officers were rewarded with N145,000 each. He said the money was just in the interim, adding that the IG would, in due course, work out their entitlements
According to the Commissioner, the three slain officers were also given post-humus heroic awards, which he said would remind their bereaved families that they did not die in vain.