The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has condoled with the families of the seven (7) police officers attached to the Special Task Forces Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, who died in a ghastly motor accident on 12th July, 2020, on their way to Katsina state.
The Nigeria Police Force disclosed this on Tuesday via its verified Twitter handle, @PoliceNG.
The unfortunate accident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the unit, occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria road.
According to the police, the deceased were part of an additional deployment made recently by the force to boost the ongoing fight against bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Katsina state.
The IGP described the incident as a huge loss to the Force.
He noted that the incident is one of the unfortunate sacrifices officers often encounter in the line of duty.
IGP Adamu described the deceased as “Heroes of peace.”
The police further disclosed that “a team of Police Medical Personnel has been dispatched to Kaduna state where eleven (11) officers that survived the accident are receiving medical attention.”
It added that three of the deceased officers have been buried according to Islamic rites while the remains of the other four officers have been deposited in a morgue.
“IGP has directed the Police Accounts and Budget department to ensure the immediate payment of the burial expenses, benefits and other entitlements to the families of the deceased officers,” the police tweeted.