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Former Inspector General of Police, Gambo Jimeta is dead

A former Inspector General of Police, Gambo Jimeta has been confirmed dead on Thursday, but as at the time of filing this report, the cause of the death could not be ascertained

Penpushing reports that the Presidency made the confirmation in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Presidential spokesman, describing the demise of the former police boss as sad, and conveyed condolences to the family

“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,” Shehu wrote.

“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,”

“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,” Buhari prayed.

Penpushing further reports that, Jimeta served between 1986 and 1990, served as National Security Adviser (NSA) to Ibrahim Babangida, former Head of State, and was also the representative of Adamawa State to the National Conference held in 2014.

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