Respite has come for families of more than 120 security personnel who were killed in their line of duty while defending the state from 2017 to date.
This follows the pledge made by the Benue State Government to give financial support to the affected families.
Governor Samuel Ortom made the pledge Sunday, during an interdenominational thanksgiving service, to mark the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in conjunction with Benue State Government.
The Governor explained that the family members of each security personnel killed in the line of duty from 2017 till date will be supported with N500,000 each to cushion the effect of the absence of their breadwinners.
Governor Ortom, who charged Benue people never to be hostile towards security personnel posted to the state, urged them to instead lend their support and assist them whenever the need arises.
He pledged “the state government’s continued support to all the security formations in the state for the effective discharge of their duties.”
The Governor who regretted the killing of military men in Konshisha local government last year prayed “that such a thing never happens again in any part of the state.
“The sacrifices security agents make in protecting lives and property should be acknowledged at all times.”
In a sermon on the topic: “Profitable Remembrance,” Pastor in Charge of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Dr Aderemi Folasayo, acknowledged the unique role men and officers of the armed forces offer to the nation, stressing that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.