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BREAKING: Former IGP, Tafa Balogun dies

Tobi Adebayo
A former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Tafa Balogun has passed away.

According to reports, Balogun died on Thursday night at the age 75.


The deceased was born on 25th August, 1947. He attended the University of Lagos, graduating in 1972 with a B.A. in Political Science.

Balogun joined the Nigeria Police Force in May 1973. While a police officer, he gained a law degree from the University of Ibadan.

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After working in various positions around the country, he became Principal Staff Officer to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo, then Deputy Commissioner of Police in Edo State, and then Commissioner of Police first in Delta State and then in Rivers State and Abia State.

He was appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police in A.I.G Zone One Kano, the position he held when promoted to Inspector General of Police on 6 March 2002.

The cause of his death is unknown as of the time of filing this report.

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