Thursday, May 31, 2012

Anti-Bomb police officer killed in Kaduna blast gets promotion

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammad D. Abubakar, has promoted Sgt Sunday Badang who died while trying to demobilize an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) planted in Uguwan Sarki in Kaduna State metropolis last February to an inspector.

Daily Trust reports that late Sgt Bodang died on February 14 when he went closer verifying the contents of a bag containing explosives that blew him up.

Kaduna State commissioner of police, Mohammed Jinjiri Abubakar, in a statement by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Aminu Lawan, said the late anti-bomb squad policeman has been posthumously promoted by the IG to inspector.

"The death of the sergeant, which also attracted wide public sympathy, was deeply felt by the IGP, the police management team and the entire spectrum of the force.

This was not only because he died in a very active duty but given the fact that he was highly dedicated, patriotic, zealous and hardworking policeman," the police commissioner said.

He said it was in appreciation of the late sergeant that the IGP earlier donated N500,000 to the family outside the deceased's official entitlement in support of their upkeep.

"All these are obvious indications that hard work, sacrifice and patriotism never go unrewarded. The Kaduna State police command and the family are full of praises for the IGP for this recognition," he said.

Sunday Trust

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