Former Inspector-General of Police, Gambo Jimeta is dead
Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta (15 April 1937 – 21 January 2021) was a former Inspector General of the Nigeria
He was appointed in 1986 to succeed Etim Inyang and was succeeded by Aliyu Attah in 1990.
Former Inspector-General of Police, 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 at 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.”
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
“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.