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7 Police Officers Die In Ghastly Motor Accident

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Seven police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit of the Nigeria Police Force have died in a ghastly motor accident on their way to Katsina State.

Force PRO, DCP Frank Mba said the unfortunate incident involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer bus conveying eighteen personnel of the unit.

According to him, the incident occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria road and 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 Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has condoled the families of the dead and 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 IGP, who described the incident as a huge loss to the Force, noted that is one of the unfortunate sacrifices, officers often encounter in the line of duty.

He described the deceased as “Heroes of Peace”.

Meanwhile, a team of Police Medical Personnel has been dispatched to Kaduna state where eleven officers that survived the accident are receiving medical attention.

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.

 

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