Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the state Commissioner of Police, Abudukadir Jimoh, describing his demise as a great loss to the state, country and the police force.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, Ayade described Jimoh as “a brave and courageous officer who was a central figure in the fight against kidnapping and other crimes in Cross River State.”
Eulogising the late Commissioner of Police for his commitment and dedication to ensuring safety of lives and property in the state, Ayade said Abdulkadir Lanre Jimoh was a hero in a relentless quest to ensure peace.
He said the gallantry and bravery of Jimoh will remain an enduring memory as the state mourn his sudden death.
The governor said: “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.”
And not yet done, Ayade said “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.”
He urged the late Commissioner of police’s family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity and total submission to God, the governor prayed the Almighty Allah to grant Jimoh’s soul peaceful rest.