The family of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta dismissed reports in the media that the former police boss is dead.
In a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Mubarak Gambo, a member of the family, he stated that Mr Jimeta is very well.
“Our attention has been drawn to online news reports on the death of the former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta.
“We hereby emphatically state that Alhaji Gambo Jimeta is very much alive and is not dead,” it said.
According to statement, the family has also spoken to online news platform PremiumTimes, that first broke the story and they have corrected the information and issued an apology.
It added that the family have been overwhelmed by the show of concern and would like to thank everyone that reached out to them.
The family further offered condolences to the family of the former Governor of Adamawa State, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) on the passing of his wife Hajiya Zainab Nyako as well as the family of the Chief of Staff to Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Jimeta.
“May Almighty Allah have mercy on their souls and bring comfort to their families during their time of grief,” it added.