President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Benue State over the passing of “an illustrious son,” Abubakar Tsav, who was a former Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

A statement issued by in Abuja, on Tuesday, by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) said the president joined family members, friends and associates in mourning the retired police officer, “whose years in service continue to resonate with the discipline and focus he brought into security operations, particularly in Lagos State.”

The statement said that President Buhari noted, with sadness, that the vociferous voice of Tsav, will be sorely missed while acknowledging that his wise counsels to leaders in his state, and national level, especially on good governance were most timely and impactful.

“I feel very special about people like Tsav, who took great personal risks to defend me and my government in all situations and circumstances,” it quoted Buhari as saying.

The president prayed for the repose of his soul, urging the family to find strength in his contributions to humanity