The Commissioner of Police, Yobe Command, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, has dedicated an award to over 265 police officers who lost their lives in the course of fighting insurgents in the state.
Sunmonu honoured the officers on Friday in Damaturu while receiving an “Award of Honour” bestowed on him by ‘Like Minds Support for Good Governance in Africa’, a non-governmental organisation.
“I dedicated this award to over 265 policemen who lost their lives in the course of fighting insurgents and generally, the entire Yobe State police officers,” he said.
Sunmonu also expressed gratitude to other sister security agencies who worked harmoniously with the command to ensure the safety of lives and property of people of the state.
The Country Regional Director, Like Minds Support for Good Governance in Africa, Donatus Lawrence, said the award was to appreciate efforts of the commissioner in combatting terrorism and other forms of crimes across the state.
Lawrence appealed to other police officers to emulate the commissioner, who he said, discharged his duties with “passion, professionalism and dedication”.