The Inspector-General of Police (IG) Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday visited the families of deceased and missing police officers in the line of duty during the Ombatse saga.
The meeting, in a statement signed by the Force Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, Commissioner of Police, was held in the premises of No. 38 Police Mobile Force (38 PMF) Squadron, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, where the families assembled.
While speaking at the occasion, Abba said the Nigeria Police Force was concerned about the welfare of all its personnel as has been demonstrated in many ways since his assumption of duty.
He further stated that he regretted the loss of any officer in the line of duty, which the Force does everything humanly possible to prevent, adding that he is greatly disturbed about the fate of the missing officers and feels the pain of the families.
As part of efforts to cushion the pain in each family, the Force has presented the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (500,000.00) to them.
The breakdown of which is N200,000 from the Police Reward Fund, N200,000 from the Nigeria Police Welfare Insurance and N100,000 being donation from the office of the IG.
Meanwhile, the IG has assured the families of the missing police officers that efforts are being made to trace and rescue them.