Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
In expression of love this Easter season, the Nigeria Police on Monday distributed food items to 100 widows, wives of its officers killed in Borno in the last three years of Boko Haram insurgency.
The items distributed include 100 bags of rice and packs of detergent, which were donated by the wife of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, and president of Police Officers Wives Association, POWA, Zara Abubakar.
The wife of the Borno State police commissioner, Rahinatu Tanko, who gave out the gifts on behalf of the IGP’s wife at the state police headquarters in Maiduguri, said the gesture of the police management and POWA is a way of identifying with the widows in difficult times.
She said the wife of the IGP was particularly concerned about how the wives of the slain cops had been coping with challenges of life and as such donated 100 bags of rice as her widow’s mite to the widows of policemen that died on duty in Borno.
Deputy commissioner of police in the state, Rabiu Yusuf who represented his boss, Lawan Tanko, lauded the gesture, urging the widows not to lose hope despite the death of their breadwinners.
The widows thanked the POWA president and police authorities in the state.