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Buhari Mourns Deaths Of His Brother, Ex-IG of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie.

President Muhammadu Buhari has Today commiserated with the family members, the government and people of Katsina State on the death of his classmate and former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie.

His younger brother, Alhaji Dahiru Coomasie confirmed that Coomasie  died Today of an undisclosed ailment.

He said Coomassie died after a protracted illness at Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital, Katsina.

Family sources disclosed that the 76 year old will be buried on Friday after Juma’at prayers.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said he received the news of the death of the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, with shock and a deep sense of loss. ”

Nigeria will never forget the excellent leadership the late Coomassie gave to the Nigeria Police Force for the many years he served as IG,” the President said.

Buhari said his thoughts were with late Coomassie’s family and others mourning the late community leader and a fine gentleman.

“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I pray to Allah to receive his soul and grant the family he left behind, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the President added.

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