President Buhari Mourns Late Inspector General Of Police

By Damilare Adeleye
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Late Mustapha Tafa Balogun

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the family, friends, and associates of late former Inspector General of Police, Mustapha Tafa Balogun.

The President also sympathised with the Nigeria Police Force, an institution he said Balogun spent the better part of his life serving.

The Nigerian Voice had reported that the former Police boss was confirmed dead on Thursday night after a brief illness.

Meanwhile, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari mourns former IGP, Tafa Balogun’, Buhari said the late IGP did his best during his time in office.

According to the statement , “The President recalls that Tafa Balogun, during his tenure as IGP, did his utmost to ensure that the police performed its statutory responsibilities under a democratic dispensation; and his penchant for boosting the morale of officers and men in the Force has been acknowledged by those who served under him.

“President Buhari’s thoughts are with the family, the government and people of Osun State, as well as colleagues and former colleagues of the deceased police chief.”

He, therefore, prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed.