The Nigeria Police on Thursday announced the death of a former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf. In a statement issued in Abuja by the force spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, Yusuf, aged 84, died on April 1. Late Yusuf was the third indigenous Inspector-General of Police and served between 1975 and 1979. He was seconded to the force as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1962 and rose to the position of Inspector-General of Police on July 30, 1975.
The late I-G obtained his Elementary, Middle Schools and higher educational qualifications at Katsina Provincial School, School for Arabic Studies, Kano, 1947 and Institute of Administration, Zaria, between 1952 and 1953. He also attended the Christ Church College (Oxford University). After his retirement from the police, he held various national appointments.
He was appointed Chairman of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (NLNG) in 1994, and Chairman, Central Working Committee, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a northern cultural and Socio-political association in 2001. Late Yusuf was a Presidential candidate on the platform of the Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM) and Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ) in Nigeria, respectively.
He was also the Chairman, Presidential Committee on Nigeria Police Force reform. The deceased is survived by a wife, children and grand children. Meanwhile, condolence registers had been opened at the foyers of the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters Abuja and Kam Salem House, Force Headquarters Annex, Moloney Street, Lagos.