The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has presented N84.5 million cheques to 34 dependents of policemen who died in active service in Zamfara.
NAN reports Baba was on Thursday represented at the ceremony by the acting Commissioner of Police, Ali Dabigi.
The IGP said the fund provided by the Police Family Welfare Insurance Scheme would provide succour for families of the deceased.
Baba said the insurance scheme has been assisting families of officers and men of the Force, especially those who died in active service.
The Police chief commiserated with the relations and advised the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the money.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Hajia Fatima Muhammad described the gesture as a welcome development.
“We appreciate the IGP and Zamfara police command for making our families happy in the holy month of Ramadan. We promise to use the money judiciously,’’ she assured.