The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has expressed shock at the demise of AIG Lawan Jimeta.

Jimeta died in the early hours of , Sunday, February, 12, 2023, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, after a brief illness.

IGP Alkali Baba, expressed.the symptathy of the Force Management team, Officers of the Nigeria Police Force, over the death of the top police officer.

In a press release.signed by CSP umiyiwa Adejobi , the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, the IGP described the deceased as “a great poet and philosopher, a passionate officer and peace lover”.

Late AIG Jimeta hailed from Jimeta in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State, and served in various administrative, investigative, training, and operational capacities, the release disclosed.

“During his almost 34 years stint in the policing career he was a one-time Director of Peacekeeping, Commissioner of Police in charge of the Police Mobile Force, Edo and Bauchi State Commands, Commandant Police Academy, and was until his death the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Benin, Edo State.

“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 per 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.

“The Inspector-General of Police acknowledges his ingenuity and commitment to duty. He hereby condoles with the immediate family, relatives, fellow coursemates, and friends of the deceased AIG who passed away in active service of his fatherland and prays earnestly for the repose of his soul”.



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