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Former CP, Abubakar Tsav, dies at 82

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Former Lagos State Commissioner Police (CP), Abubakar Tsav, has passed on at 82 years of age. Tsav, according to his personal assistant, Torkuma Uke, died on Monday, June 8, 2020 by 2.30p.m., at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi, Benue State.

According to him, the renowned social critic, who was hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of FMC, died after a protracted illness.
The late CP, who hailed from Vandeikya Council of Benue, was also Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission (PCC).

His son, Sani Tsav, told newsmen at the Central Mosque, Makurdi, that his father’s last wish was that he should be buried at the cemetery in Makurdi.

Meanwhile, Sen. Gabriel Suswam, in condolence message, said he received the news of Tsav’s death with great shock. The former Benue governor condoled with the bereaved family, adding that the late CP was a courageous and determined police officer who stood on the path of truth.

The condolence message signed by Suswam’s media aide, Bede Bartholomew, prayed for the repose of the soul of Tsav. Similarly, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom sent heartfelt condolences to the Tsav family.

The governor expressed shock at the demise of Tsav whom he described as a gallant police officer during his years in service. Ortom in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss. Tsav, who would be remembered for his consistent criticism of harsh government policies, has been buried according to Islamic rites.


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