Some wives and children of policemen killed by Boko Haram insurgents, on Saturday appealed to the government and the Nigerian Police Force to provide them with vocational training and jobs.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the widows and other members of their families made the appeal in Kaduna during the distribution of bags of rice, vegetable oil and a cow by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.
Mrs. Margaret Ishaya, the wife of one of the deceased officers said the widows were ready to accept job as cleaners.
She said that it would go a long way to enable them fend for their families and appealed to the police authorities to consider members of their families during recruitment.
The wife of late Ins. Sunday Badeh, who died in the process of detonating a bomb, urged the police to fast track the payment of benefits to the affected families.
Mrs. Badeh, however commended the support from the police authorities following the demise of her husband.
Also speaking, the widow of Sgt. Yakubu Musa, who was killed on April 18, 2012 at Rigasa said some of them needed jobs to have a steady income.
Abubakar assured the widows and other families of deceased officers of the Police continuous support for them.