- A former Inspector General of Police (IGP) between 1986 and 1989, Gambo Jimeta is dead
- News reports on the death of the one time Nigerian police boss filtered in Thursday night
- The late IGP, Gambo Jimeta served under the military regime of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida
For President Buhari, he stated that the deceased was a true Nigerian elder statesman.
The immediate former Senate president, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki was among the well-known politicians who mourned late Gambo Jimeta.
“My prayers are with the family of former IG of Police, Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, who passed away yesterday. His courage and unwavering patriotism will be dearly missed.
“May Almighty Allah grant him a place in Al Jannah Firdaus and give his family strength at this difficult time.” – Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki
“What a great loss to Adamawa and Nigeria!
“May Allah SWT forgives the shortcomings of IGP Muhammad Gambo Adamu Jimeta DAN LAWAL ADAMAWA and grant him Jannah Firdausi.
“Some of his standing legacies is the massive enlistment of indigenes of Gongola and Adamawa into the @PoliceNG.” – S.M Harbingiwa
“A hero has fallen, may the soul of former IG Gambo Jimeta rest in peace and may Jannah be His final abode, may almighty Allah help the deceased family and frnd the fortitude to bear the loss.” – Sen. Halliru