Cross River CP, Abdulkadir Jimoh is dead

Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh (Late).
Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh (Late).

The Cross River State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulkadir Jimoh has died. He died Friday morning in Calabar after battling with health challenges for some weeks.

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme who confirmed the unfortunate incident said he was brought into the hospital facility, practically dead.

He did not declare the cause of the death but advised those who have been in close contact with the late CP to be in self-isolation as well as visit the UCTH for a COVID-19 test.

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the CP, Abudukadir Jimoh, describing his death as a great loss to the state, country and the police force.

Governor Ayade in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, described Jimoh as “a brave and courageous officer who was a central figure in the fight against kidnapping and other crimes in the state.”

Ayade eulogised the fallen CP for his commitment and dedication to ensuring the safety of lives and property in the State.

“You were a hero in our relentless quest to ensure peace. Your gallantry and bravery will remain an enduring memory as we mourn your sudden demise.

“You kept us safe and gave us your all. We will forever remember you for your courage and bravery. Nothing will fill the void your passing has created, especially in our fight against criminality.

“Late Jimoh’s skills, dexterity, intellect and expertise will be sorely missed as we unite to confront the security challenges in the country. I have indeed lost a true friend and a brother,” Governor Ayade said.

He urged the late CP’s family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity and total submission to God and prayed the Almighty Allah to grant Jimoh’s soul peaceful rest in Ajana.


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