IGP orders payment of all insurance, medical benefits of injured Police on viral video
...says welfare of personel paramount
By: Zagazola Makama
The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Usman Alkali has ordered the payment of all insurance and medical benefits due to one Duputy Supretendent of Police(DSP), Musa Muhammed Adamu attached to Police Mobile Force 45 Squadron, Dei-Dei, who was injured while on special joint military/security operation under the auspices of Operation Puff Adder in Kaduna State.
Musa has in a 2:00 viral video released on Twitter on Wednesday by Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst, lamented his detiorating health condition and how he was abandoned by the Police after sustaining gunshot injuries.
Reacting to the video,the Police, in a statement issued by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, said that the Force Insurance Officer has been mandared by the IGP to ensure prompt processing of his Group Personnel Accident Insurance Scheme payments and other necessary allowances.
While providing more clarity, Adejobi said that updates of every single part of the process from the incident till date is being received regularly, while substantial commitments have been made both by the Kaduna State Government, the Nigeria Police Force, Senior Officers under whose Command he has served, and his colleagues who have made valuable contributions on his road to recovery financially and in other forms.
"It is pertinent to state that there is a standard procedure for channeling complaints within the Force and that the Police Social Media Policy is still in effect and enforceable against all contraventions by Police Officers.
"However, considering the present situation, the Force would rather focus on the major issue, which is the health of the officer and ensuring his quick recovery, as well as payments of all insurance and medical benefits due to him. while we wish him a quick recovery and return to active service,"said Adejobi.