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BREAKING: Ex-IGP Gambo Jimeta is dead


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A former Inspector-General of Police, Gambo Jimeta, has died.

A family source told DAILY NIGERIAN that he died in Abuja after protracted illness.

He served as police boss between 1986 and 1989.

Born on April 15, 1937 in Jimeta, Yola, the late police chief began his formal education at Jimeta Elementary School from 1947 to 1949.

He attended Yola Middle School between 1950 and 55, and proceeded to Bauchi Provincial Secondary School (1956-58) and Government College, Keffi (1958-59).

He joined the Nigeria Police College, Kaduna in 1959 and Police College, Ikeja in the same year.

The late IGP enlisted in the Nigeria Police as a Cadet Sub-Inspector in 1959 and promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, in 1963.

He became a Deputy Superintendent of Police in 1967; Superintendent of Police in 1969; Chief Superintendent of Police in 1972; Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1974 and; Commissioner of Police in 1977.

He was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police and member, Executive Council, Lagos State between 1979 and 1981.

The late police chief was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police and transferred to Force Criminal Investigation Division, Alagbon Close, Lagos in 1982.

He got promotion as Deputy Inspector General of Police in 1984 and appointed Inspector General of Police and member, Armed Forces Ruling Council on November 1, 1986.

Mr Jimeta had attended several foreign courses. In 1962, he attended Detective Training School, Wakefield, UK and Bramhill Police College, UK in 1963.

He also received courses at the International Police Academy, Washington DC, USA, in 1980, and attended the National Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt, Wolfson College and University of Cambridge, UK, between 1980 and 1981.

The late Jimeta also attended the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

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