Police loses two AIGs in three days


The Nigeria Police Force has lost another Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 8 with headquarters in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, Yunana Babas barely three days after the death of Omololu Bishi an AIG in charge Police Armament, Force Headquarters Abuja,

Babas died on Thursday night. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

The Kwara and Kogi State Governors, Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq and Yahaya Bello, mourned the passage of Babas. The Zone 8 police command comprises Kogi, Kwara and Ekiti states.

Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, commiserated with the police authorities over “the sudden death”.

AbdulRahman described Babas as a perfect gentlemen and a dedicated officer.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Kwara State, I condole with the entire police family, especially the Inspector General of Police and the immediate family of the top officer, on this devastating development.

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“The late officer is a fine gentleman, a patriot, and a professional cop who was very passionate about his duty to his fatherland. I recall the gallant roles the late officer played in some recent security developments in the zone.”

The governor prayed God to repose his soul and comfort his family.

Also, in a statement issued by Onogwu Mohammed, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Bello described the sudden death of the senior police officer as a monumental tragedy.

The governor said he would be missed and sent condolences to his family.

“On behalf of the good people of Kogi State and myself, may I offer our deepest condolences on this monumental tragedy to his family and friends, the Kogi State Police Command and the national police hierarchy, especially our good friend Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police,” he said.