Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, Mamman Rijau is dead.
The officer died in Abuja after a brief illness at the age of 56.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday expressed shock over the death, NAN reports.
In a condolence message during his visit to the deceased’s residence in Minna, Adamu described Rijau as a gallant and courageous officer.
Represented by the Commissioner of Police in Niger, Adamu Usman, the IGP noted that the deceased distinguished himself in service to the nation.
He said Rijau lived a good life worthy of emulation.
“I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of late Mamman Saleh Rijau, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command,” Adamu said.
He prayed the Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant Rijau’s soul eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Rijau left behind two wives, eight children and an aged mother.
He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.