President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, friends and associates former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Tafa Balogun.
Balogun died in a Lagos hospital on Thursday.
In a statement by his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president said he also mourned with the Nigeria Police Force, an institution Balogun spent the better part of his life serving.
The president recalled 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.”
He said his thoughts were with the family, the government and people of Osun State, as well as colleagues and former colleagues of the deceased police chief.
He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed.