President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the late former Inspector General of the Nigeria Police, Gambo Jimeta. His death was confirmed by the presidency in a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to president Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja. Mr. Shehu 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. “Today, Nigeria lost a great son. He lived for the nation and served with all his strength,” he said.
“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,” President Buhari prayed.
“May Allah bless his soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family, the government and people of Adamawa State to bear this irreparable loss.”
Late Jimeta, who died on Thursday, aged 86 was appointed IGP in 1986 to succeed Etim Inyang and was succeeded by Aliyu Attah in 1990.
Jimeta was also the National Security Adviser to former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida. The deceased was a vocal voice on national issues.