Army presents cheques to families of fallen heroes

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THE Nigerian Army on Tuesday presented cheques of undisclosed amounts to 22 families of its personnel who died in 2019 in the battle fields.

The money is for their group life assurance benefits.

Deputy Director for Welfare in the Department of Army Administration, Brig.-Gen. Isah Abdullahi, presented the cheques to the beneficiaries.

He explained that the cheques represented their entitlements from the group life assurance policy of army.

The deputy director said the payment was in addition to the various statutory entitlements of the deceased personnel, which the army had already paid to their families.

Abdullahi urged the beneficiaries to be judicious in the utilisation of the money by carefully planning its usage.

The deputy director also advised them to be careful in handling the money and avoid in-fighting among members of the families.