The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has assured Nigerians that the force will stand by its personnel at all times, while further pledging the determination of the force to perform its statutory duties against all odds.
The police chief stated this on Monday, 5th January, 2015, at the Police Mobile Force 50 Base, Kubwa Abuja, when he visited families of policemen who have been declared missing following the attack by Boko Haram insurgents at the Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza on 20th August, 2014.
IGP Abba, who was represented by the Commissioner of Police in charge of the PMF, CP Ibrahim Idris, said the force is saddened that its men are missing but however assured that the Nigeria Police Force would continue to perform its statutory duties of safeguarding lives and property in spite of all odds.
He gave each of the six families N500,000) and food items with a promise that salaries of the missing policemen will be paid for one year with effect from August 2014 when the sad incident occurred.
An appreciative SP Olutoyin Enisenyin, who is the Squadron Commander of the 50 PMF Kubwa, thanked IGP Abba for the kind gesture while pledging the unflinching loyalty of his men to the force.
Also, one Mrs Esther Ishaya, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the IGP for his show of love and concern and promised that the money would be judiciously used.