By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In what is being hailed as a noble gesture, over 200 widows of Police officers in Kaduna State were on Wednesday April 27, 2922, presented with palliatives which include foodstuff and textile materials.
A statement made available to newsmen, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige said that the gesture was done by the command to cushion the hardship being faced by the widows.
“On the 27th April, 2022 the Kaduna Police Command distributed palliatives to over 200 wives of Police officers who served the State and paid the supreme price over the years.
“The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, CP Yekini Adio Ayoku psc (+) mni flagged off the distribution in Zaria on Wednesday April 27.
“Represented by the Area Commander Zaria, ACP Sirajo Mohammed Fana, the CP said the gesture was to give them a sense of belonging and for them to know that the Nigeria Police is always with them,” it informed.
The statement said that according to CP, their husbands served their fatherland with zeal and dedication, as such, the families they left behind cannot be abandoned by the NIgeri Police Force.
“Your husbands served their fatherland diligently and some paid the supreme sacrifice while ensuring that citizens go to sleep with both eyes closed.”
“We cannot forget those sacrifices. Our thoughts goes out to you and your children and we are doing this to tell you that you have not been forgotten,” CP Ayoku said.
Other critical stakeholders and senior Police Officers from the Command, were also present at the distribution of the palliatives.