- Mustapha Balogun, a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has been declared dead a few days before his 75th birthday
- The Osun-born former police chief was Nigeria's 21st Inspector-General of Police, appointed by Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo
- From Osun state, Balogun once served as the principal staff officer to another former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo
Lekki - Mustapha Balogun, a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), is dead.
Daily Trust newspaper reports that family sources confirmed the death of Balogun, who became IGP in March 2002.
He reportedly died of heart-related diseases in Reddington Hospital, Lekki, Lagos, on Thursday, August 4.
Sources said he had been down for a while before passing on at the elite medical facility.
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Punch newspaper reports that Balogun died at 74, a few days before his 75th birthday.
Life and Times of Tafa Balogun
Tafa Balogun was a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3 and worked in various police commands across the federation, and was promoted as when due.
He was also a principal staff officer to the former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo, deputy commissioner of police, Edo state, the pioneer commissioner of police in Delta state.
The former IGP served as a commissioner of police in Rivers and Abia states.
Yahaya Bello grieves over murder of Kogi-born army officers by ISWAP in Abuja
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of Kogi-born army officials killed by terrorists in Abuja on Sunday, July 24.
Two of the fallen gallant officers, namely Captain Samuel Attah and Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman, were illustrious sons of Kogi state.
Governor Bello condemned the terrorist ambush, describing it as a dastardly act and a show of cowardice.
IGP orders tight security across FCT as intelligence reports predict possible terrorist attack
On his part, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered a beef up of security in the FCT in order to fortify the nation’s capital against terrorists.
In a statement on Tuesday, July 26, Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP had charged the Force Intelligence Bureau to collaborate with residents in order to ward off adversaries.
He added that the force is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the criminals are brought to their knees.