Ex-IGP Coomassie buried in Katsina

………Saraki, Dogara mourn


Former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, was buried on Friday at the Rimin-Badawa cemetery in Katsina.

The funeral prayer which took place at 2:06 p.m. shortly after Juma’at service was led by Sheikh Samu Adam, the Chief Imam of Bin Coomassie Juma’at Mosque in Katsina, with many sympathisers, associates, friends of the deceased in attendance.

Dignitaries at the prayers  prayer were  the Emir of  Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman,  the Minister of Interior, Abdurrahman Dambazau,  Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and  a prominent businessman Alhaji Samaila Isa Funtua.

The Chief Imam prayed Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased of his sins and grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Saraki, Dogara mourn

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, expressed grief over the death of Coomassie whom he described as a thorough-bred, diligent officer and gentleman, who served his country with all his energy during his lifetime.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said Coomassie’s contributions to the maintenance of law and order as well as fight against insecurity in the country cannot be quantified.

He added that late Coomassie after retirement became a statesman, using the platform of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to foster the unity of Nigeria and development.

He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Nigeria Police, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), and the Government and people of Katsina State over the irreparable loss.

Saraki said: “We have lost an officer, gentleman and a patriot. My heart goes out to his wife, children and family members at this moment of grief. He shall be remembered for his forthrightness and sense of duty.”

He prayed to God to grant the soul of the deceased a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus and his loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.

On his part, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara expressed grief over the death of former I Coomasie.
 In a condolence message, Dogara described the late Sardaunan Katsina as an illustrious Nigerian and eminent statesman who served the country meritoriously and dutifully, both in his eventful career in the Nigerian police and in retirement.
“This is indeed a huge loss, especially at this trying time of security challenges when the country is in dire need of professional advice and elderly guidance from people of the ex-IGP’s calibre. But we must take solace in the fact that the late Coomasie left a legacy of professionalism and selfless service to the country and humanity and will continue to be remembered for his outstanding courage, discipline and exemplary leadership, both in service as the police helmsman and in retirement”.
 “My sincere condolences to his immediate family, the government and people of Katsina state over this great loss.”


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