Posthumous Promotions For Killed Police Officers

As a way of boosting the morale of police officers across the country in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests, the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, Wednesday said all officers and men who lost their lives and those injured would be posthumously promoted to the next rank.

He also assured that personnel of the police would henceforth continue to enjoy the Health Insurance Scheme of the government even after their retirement.

He said the leadership of the Force is already working with the Police Service Commission to ensure that these offers are delivered to ensure a renewed police force in Nigeria.

Adamu disclosed this in Benin shortly after on the spot assessment of the effects of the #EndSARS protests which took him to all the burnt and destroyed police stations and vehicles and a visit to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where injured policemen were being treated.

He explained that already, about 60,000 retired officers have been captured into the scheme, urging them not to entertain any fear as they would continue to enjoy the health insurance scheme of the government.

Adamu addressed personnel of the Force at the state Police Command Headquarters in Benin City. He was accompanied by the state Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu on behalf of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

On his part, Shaibu assured that the state government will continue to support the police in the discharge of their duty.

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