Metro Borno Donates N16m to Families of Slained Policemen



The police command in Borno, on Thursday, presented N16 million cash to families of 16 policemen who died in May after suspected insurgents attacked Ngala, headquarters of Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Council in Borno.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Alhaji Lawal Tanko, presented the cash at a ceremony in Maiduguri.

The police boss said the money was donated by the Borno State Government to provide relief to the affected families, pending when their death benefits would be released.

Tanko said ``this is a sad moment to us. We are here to witness the issuance of N1 million cash donated by Borno government to each family of the 16 policemen who died during an insurgent attack in Gamboru-Ngala.

``The state government felt it is wise to provide some relief to the families of the fallen heroes to lessen their hardship, pending when their death benefits will be released.

``Fortunately, the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) had already directed the immediate payment of the benefits to the families.''

He assured that the command was determined to ensure the success of the ongoing war against terrorism by putting in more efforts.