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Elrufa’i to compensate families of falling heroes with N1 million

Governor Ahmed Elrufa’i of Kaduna state performs the laying of wreaths as a sign of respect to the falling heroes during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, in Kaduna. Photo: Aminu Dalhatu (Radio Nigeria).

Kaduna state government has promised to compensate the family of any soldier or police officer who loses his life in the line of duty, to the tune of one million naira.

The state Governor, Malam Nasiru Elrufai disclosed this at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Kaduna.

Governor Elrufai said armed forces had played vital role in the last sixty years of Nigeria’s existence, as they have kept the Country united and have sacrificed a lot at various points in history.

He also appreciated the armed forces and other security agencies in the state for their concerted effort in the fight against banditry, Kidnapping and other criminal activities for Peace and development.

Defence Health Maintenance provides Free Medical Treatment during 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration. Photo: Aminu Dalhatu (Radio Nigeria).

Governor Nasiru Elrufai noted that, his administration would continue to support security agencies with logistics, stressing that, very soon the state government would announce policies to further support the families of Armed forces that die on duty.

A retired soldier, Bala Adamu appealed to federal government to initiate special intervention programme that would support legioneers to engage in farming and other meaningful ventures.

During the celebration, prayers was offered by Military Imams and Pastors as well as observance of two minute silent in honour of the falling heroes.

The governor Elrufai also inspect Parade and performed laying of wreaths as well as released of white Pigeons for Peace and Unity.

Aminu Dalhatu/ Kaduna

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