The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has pledged that officers killed in the wake of the violence that trailed the EndSARS protest would receive posthumous promotion.
Scores of policemen were killed across the country by hoodlums after the protest against police brutality assumed violent dimension causing officers’ morale to ebb generally and avoiding their duty posts.
Adamu made this pledge on Wednesday in Edo State against the backdrop of the foregoing.
The police chief, who is on a tour of states to have an on the spot assessment of casualties suffered by the force in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests, said the leadership of the Force is already working with the Police Service Commission to ensure that these offers come to pass to ensure a renewed police force in Nigeria.
He added that henceforth officers would enjoy health insurance after retirement.
According to him, “While in service, we registered for Health Insurance Scheme but it stops when we retire. Now, this government said no, it is not encouraging and it is now part of the law that those that have retired from the force will continue to enjoy health insurance scheme.”
Continued, “I am working with the Police Service Commission so that those who lost their lives and those Injured will get promotion to the next level.”