The Nigeria Police wishes to announce the death of DIG Haruna John the DIG In-charge of Operations, ACP Garba Yalwa – Pilot, CSP Alexander Pwol-Ja co-pilot and Sgt Sonatian Shirunam – orderly.
The tragic incident occurred at about 11.30am on Wednesday 14th March, 2012 in Jos, Plateau State.
The Officers were on routine aerial patrol before the unfortunate incident occurred.
DIG Haruna John was born on the 16th August, 1956, in Karim Lamido LGA, Taraba State. He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 5th June, 1978 as Cadet Inspector and rose through the rank to become a Deputy Inspector-General of Police. He was a former Commissioner of Police in-charge of Anambra, Niger, FCT Abuja and Benue State Police Commands respectively.
While in service, he attended several professional courses both within and outside the country. He was at Wakefield UK for General Investigation Course, where he passed out as the best Commonwealth student. He was also in China in 2009 and 2010 for Professional Police Leadership Trainings.
DIG Haruna, a versatile, courageous and an operationally-sound Police officer will be remembered for his kind heartedness, generosity, humility and above all, his exemplary leadership qualities in crime prevention and detection. Late DIG Haruna John is survived by wife and children.