- Abubakar Tsav, a former Lagos state commissioner of police, is dead
- The former police boss breathed his last on Monday, June 8, in Makurdi, Benue state
- Torkuma Uke, the deceased's personal assistant confirmed Tsav's death to the newsmen
Former Lagos state commissioner of police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, is dead.
Daily Trust reports that a personal assistant to the late police boss, Torkuma Uke, confirmed his death to newsmen in Makurdi, the capital of Benue state on Monday, June 8.
Legit.ng gathered that he was said to have died at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi on Monday, June 8, after a brief illness.
The Nation reports that one of the deceased's sons, Sani Tsav, disclosed his father died on Monday while receiving treatment after a protracted illness.
He said that the deceased would be buried around 5 pm in accordance with the Islamic rites at the Makurdi cemetery.
“It was his wish to be buried anywhere he answered the call of Allah,” he said.
Tsav, a former federal commissioner, public complaint commission left behind his wife and six children. (NAN)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Tsav said President Muhammadu Buhari accepted the burden of leading Nigeria at a time in its history every aspect of existence in the country was in extreme shambles.
It was reported that he said that the Army is its first treasured gold and hub of preserving and securing the territorial integrity and sovereignty of a nation from external aggressors.
He said the Army is foremost in many ways and ought to pass fitness tests all the time to respond to security emergencies.
Tsav noted that Buhari, unfortunately, met a Nigerian Army that was completely in disarray and neglected in infrastructural development; signposted by defaced and dilapidated barracks, ill-equipped armouries and populated by unprofessional and undisciplined soldiers.
According to the late police chief, the Nigerian Army was politicised, enmeshed in partisanship and polarised along Nigeria’s faultlines of ethnicity, religion and regionalism.
He added that equally saddening was the reality that Nigerian soldiers who were formally famed nationally and globally for their gallant exploits in wars and Peace-Keeping Missions could no longer boast of such accomplishments.
Tsav stressed that the dignity of the Nigerian Army was rubbished by a basketful complaint of favouritism in postings, stalled promotions, unpaid salaries, denial of basic allowances, poor or non-existent welfare packages; lack of motivational incentives to soldiers deployed on special assignments on Internal Security (IS), absence of a reward system for excellence, brazen abuse of rules of Engagement (ROE), widespread professional misconduct and constant mutinies.
He concluded that in effect, Nigeria operated and paraded a demoralized and depressed Army, where promotions were earned based on a soldier’s link or affinity with the president or other top notchers in government.
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