Friday, 22 January 2021

Former Police IG Dies , Buhari Pays Tribute

Former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta is dead. A younger brother of the deceased former police chief, Abdulrahman Adamu, confirmed Jimeta’s death Adamu, a former minister of interior, said Jimeta’s funeral will take place on Friday after the Friday prayers at the National Mosque, Abuja. Born on April 15, 1937, Jimeta was appointed IGP in 1986 to succeed Etim Inyang and was succeeded by Aliyu Attah in 1990. He was also a National Security Adviser to former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida. President Muhammadu Buhari has voiced sadness over Jimeta’s demise, saying the country had lost a great son who lived for the nation and served with all his strength. The President, in the statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the late crack police detective as “a man of great courage, intellect and a true Nigerian statesman”. Buhari commiserated with his family as well as the government and people of Nigeria over the loss. PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS EX-IGP GAMBO JIMETA, DESCRIBES HIM AS A TRUE STATESMAN President Muhammadu Buhari expresses sadness over the death of Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, a one-time Inspector General of Police whose transition was announced Thursday evening. Conveying the condolences of his family and that of the government and people of Nigeria, the President describes the late crack police detective as “a man of great courage, intellect and a true Nigerian Statesman,” adding that “Today, Nigeria lost a great son. He lived for the nation and served with all his strength.” “May Allah bless his soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family, the government and people of Adamawa State to bear this irreparable loss,” President Buhari prays.

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