The DCP of the Nasarawa state police has died after a brief illness as the governor, state police and family members mourn.
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The Special Assistant to the state governor, Tukur Ahmed, speaking on his behalf in a condolence message, described the death of the high ranking officer as 'tragic'.
“The death of the late DCP, Operations, is a great loss, not only to the police family but the people of the state and the country in general.
“Late police officer was a vibrant, committed and dedicated man, who has contributed immensely in ensuring the security and peaceful development of the state.
“The deceased also sacrificed all his time in ensuring adequate protection of lives and property of people of the state”, Al-makura said.
The governor also asked God to grant the Sabo-Longlong family as well as the entire police force, the fortitude to bear the loss.
In a statement signed by the Nasarawa Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Idirisu John-Kennedy, on Sunday, October 2, it was revealed that Sabo-Longlong, 56, died at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital on October 1, at about 7p.m. following a brief illness.
Until his death, Sabo-Longlong was DCP in charge of Department of Operations, Nasarawa State police commands headquarter, Lafia.
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According to John-Kenndy, the deceased who was an indigene of Sokoto State, joined the police force on September 1, 1982, and had served in various places since then.
He also said that the late officer has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites in Lafia, Nasarawa state.
May his soul rest in peace.