Katsina – Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie, former Inspector General of Police, IGP and Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has been buried in Katsina.
Chief Imam of the Bin Coomasie mosque, Alhaji Samu Adamu Bakori led the two rakats funeral prayer on the corpse of the late IGP.
The Late IGP was laid to rest at the Rimin Badawa, filin Samji graveyard in Katsina.
In attendance at the funeral include, the leader of the Federal Government delegation Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, Senator Abu Ibrahim and the Minister of State Power, Alhaji Suleiman Hassan.
Other dignitaries include, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, SSA Media to the President, Garba Shehu, member of House of Reps, Ahmed Baba Kaita (Kankia, Ingawa, Kusada Federal Constituency).
Emir of Potiskum, Umaru Bubaram, Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farooq and members of the two emirate councils of Katsina and Daura.
Others present include SGS, Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa, Speaker Yahaya Kusada, SA/Permanent Secretary Government House Katsina, Muntari Lawal and members of the state executive council as well as other government functionaries.
In his Jumaat sermon, Chief Imam Bakori who was emotionally down said every soul shall taste death, urging Nigerians to always fear Allah before that day when every soul will return to Him.
At the Government house, the Federal Government delegation led by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari after condoling the government and people of the state, presented the governor with the condolence letter from the president.
Similarly, the IGP delivered a condolence letter from the police force to the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari.
Governor Masari, while responding, said the nation lost a bridge builder who committed himself to peace and unity of the country, descrbing him as an adviser and supporter of the state.
“Coomasie is always trying to unite the people of the country. The last time we met, he was in bad shape but was not talking about himself but about the nation particularly issues that have to do with the security of the nation,” Governor Masari said.
Dr. Orji Kalu, former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the demise of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie as a big loss to the nation.
He said, “I received with pain the news of the passing of former Inspector General of Police and Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie.
“The Sarduanan of Katsina, in his lifetime, made invaluable contributions to national discourse without bias.
“His opinions on national issues were always objective and for a good cause.
“He believed in a united and indivisible Nigeria. He was indeed a man of peace.
“Alhaji Coomassie was honest, humble and detrabilised and these attributes made his tenure as Inspector General remarkable.
“It is my prayer that Allah will comfort his family and grant Alhaji Coomassie Al-Jannah Firdaus
Dr Mike Omotosho, National Chairman of the Labour Party also commiserated with the family of Ibrahim Coomasie over the death of the former Inspector General of Police.
In a statement on Friday, Omotosho said the late Coomasie who was also the Sardaunan- Katsina “will forever be remembered for his contributions in the affairs of this nation’s security.”
Dr Omotosho prayed God to comfort the family of the late police chief and the entire people of Katsina state.