Gambo Jimeta is dead – President Buhari mourns death of former Inspector-General of Police

Gambo Jimeta, a former inspector-general of police (IGP) is dead, his death was confirmed by the presidency in a statement by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu.

Jimeta who served as IGP between 1986 and 1990, also served as national security adviser (NSA) to former head of state Ibrahim Babangida and was also the representative of Adamawa state to the national conference held in 2014.

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu who confirmed the death of the former IGP described him as “a great son of Nigeria who lived for the nation and served with all his strength.”

He wrote;

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.

Mr Jimeta died Thursday although the cause of his death could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

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