Bukar Abba Ibrahim former Yobe governor dies at 73

Bukar Abba Ibrahim former Yobe governor dies at 73

Former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim is dead. He was aged 73. Ibrahim died on Sunday, February 4, in Saudi Arabia after a protracte

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Former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim is dead.

He was aged 73.

Ibrahim died on Sunday, February 4, in Saudi Arabia after a protracted illness.

The late Ibrahim served as governor of Yobe State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He also served as a senator for two terms representing the Yobe East Senatorial District.

Meanwhile, the Yobe State Governor, Mai Buni, has expressed shock and regret at the death of his predecessor.

Announcing the death of the former governor, Buni, through his DG, Press, and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed said Ibrahim died while receiving treatment for a protracted illness in Saudi Arabia and will be buried there.

Buni further directed all other aspects of the funeral and condolences to be taken over by the state government to accord the late governor a state burial and honour.

He said, “This is a huge loss for us at this time, but that is the wish of Allah, our creator. May Allah (SWT) forgive his shortcomings and admit him into Aljannatu Firdaus,” the governor prayed.

He, therefore, called on the people and friends of Yobe State to join his family, the government, and the people of the state to pray for the repose of the soul of the former governor.

During his first term, on August 5, 1993, he split the state’s four emirates into 13. The military regime of Sani Abacha reversed the change.

In his second term after the return to democracy, on January 6, 2000, he re-implemented the new emirates, adding Ngazargamu, Gujba, Nguru, Tikau, Pataskum, Yusufari, Gudi, Fune and Jajere.