Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Families of Police Chopper Crash Victims Get N36 Million

The families of police officers killed in the recent helicopter crash in Jos were yesterday given N36.6 million as insurance benefits.

The families of late DIG Haruna John, AC Garba Yalwa (Pilot), CSP Alexander Pwol-Ja (co-pilot,) and Sgt Sonatian Shirunam (orderly to the DIG) were given bank cheques of the insurance covers ranging from N9 million to N2 million by Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar.

Also, four people whose property was either damaged completely or partially after the crash were given cheques of undisclosed amounts.

Abubakar urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the money.

Meanwhile, the IGP has unveiled a new hall in the Peace Keeping Directorate of the police headquarters, disclosing that over $1.6 million was spent on peace keeping troops recently.

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