Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed deep shock and sadness over the demise of former police boss late Gambo Jimeta.
The former late IG died on Thursday after a protracted illness in Abuja.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of this great Cop whose carrier saw him rise to prominence becoming Inspector General of Police,” Fintiri said.
A statement by Humwashi Wonosikou,
Press Secretary to the Governor of Adamawa State made available to FACT-CHECKNEWS. COM Friday said, Adamawa will remain proud of its illustrious son who made impact in the Nigeria Police.
The Governor pointed out that the “late Gambo Jimeta served with honour and dignity and was an integral part of many crucial investigations in Nigeria’s history.”
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said he will be remembered as one who truly cared about people and those under him and worked tirelessly to keep Nigeria safe.
“Gambo was a great man, who contributed so much to Adamawa State and the law enforcement community in Nigeria “My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I join family, friends and associates in commemorating his life and his service to Nigeria.”
While extending his deepest condolences to Jimeta community, Adamawa State, the Nigeria Police and the entire family, Governor Fintiri said his demise was a great loss not only to the State, but Nigeria especially at a time the nation is faced with security challenges and will miss his wealth of experience to help surmount the problem. Gambo Jimeta will be greatly missed,” he said.
“Gambo exemplified the best of law enforcement in our country. He was a trusted officer who showed his commitment to Nigeria especially the role he played in many significant investigations. He was a role model, and mentor to many across our State and he will be remembered very fondly. I join the family and friends in honouring his life and commemorating his enduring legacy. May he rest in peace,” he added.