The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has on behalf of the Force Management team and Officers of the Nigeria Police Force announced the passing of AIG Zone 5, Lawan Tanko Jimeta, whom he described as a great poet, philosopher, a passionate officer and peace lover.

The IGP confirmed that AIG Jimeta’s passing occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 12 February, 2023, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, after a brief illness.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated this in a statement Sunday afternoon.

“The late AIG enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March 1990 and was a dedicated officer with a great passion for training and mentorship in the field of security intelligence and peace support operations. A philosopher and poet par excellence, he has a collection of poems tagged “Song of the Peacekeeper” to his credit, and has featured on every edition of the Police ‘New Dawn Magazine’ as a guest poet,” he stated.

The Inspector-General of Police acknowledged the late AIG’s ingenuity and commitment to duty just as he condoled with the deceased’s immediate family, relatives, fellow coursemates, and friends.

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Also, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration, Zone 5, DCP Betty Otinmeyin, on behalf of the management team, entire officers and men of the zone commiserated with the Jimeta family of Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State, the government and good people of Adamawa State on the death of their illustrious son, AIG Lawan Tanko Jimeta.

The DCP described his death as a great and painful loss to the entire Nigeria Police Force.

“AIG Lawan Tanko Jimeta, psc, passed on in the early hours of 12th February, 2023, at the age of 58 years, after a brief Illness at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State,” DCP Otinmeyin said.

“May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Almighty God and the Good Lord grant his family the fortitude to bear this great and painful loss,” she said.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Zone 5, DSP Tijani Momoh, and made available to journalists in Benin City on Sunday, said a condolence register has been opened at the reception of the Zonal Command Headquarters in Benin City for the personnel of the Zone and members of the public to append their condolence message.