The Borno State Emergency Relief Committee on Thursday presented N500,000 each to the families of five policemen killed in Tuesday’s suspected Boko Haram attack in Dalori, near Maiduguri.
The Chairman of the committee, Dr Bulama Gubio, presented the money when he paid a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Lawal Tanko, in Maiduguri.
Gubio also presented assorted food items, comprising bags of rice, semovita and palm oil, among others, for onward delivery to the families of the deceased.
He said the gesture was to serve as palliative measures aimed at cushioning their economic hardship.
Gubio said that the state government would provide more assistance whenever Governor. Kashim Shettima returned from his official trip abroad.
He commended the efforts of the police and other security agencies in fighting insurgency, and prayed to Allah to grant the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the loss and the deceased eternal rest.
The police commissioner expressed gratitude to the state government for the gesture and assured that the items would be distributed to the affected families judiciously.