Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed profound sadness over the death Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Chairman and former Inspector General of Police Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, Sardaunan Katsina.
Masari spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Alhaji Abdu Labaran on Thursday in Katsina.
“Nigeria has lost one of its last standing patriots who served the nation with distinction.
“The former IG was a highly patriotic, disciplined, reliable and committed Nigerian whose invaluable counsel will seriously be missed by both Katsina State, Northern Nigeria and the nation in general.
“Katsina State has lost a son that everybody was proud to be associated with.
“He was a true patriot who had little time for anything other than the pursuit of advancing the interest of Nigeria.
“Whatever assignments he was given he persued it with a messianic zeal that will only abate with success.
“Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie has left a vacuum that will take time to fill.
“It is my sincere hope that other leaders will strive to emulate him”, he said.
The governor condoled with the Emir of Katsina and the immediate family of the deceased.
He prayed to Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings and make paradise his final resting place and to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, Katsina Emirate Council has expressed shock over the death of Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, the Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF).
Coomassie was the ‘Sardaunan Katsina’, a traditional title in the emirate, and a former Inspector-General of Police.
The Secretary of the council, Alhaji Bello Mamman Ifo, said that Coomassie’s death was a great loss to the nation.
He said that Sardauna was a trustworthy and honest person.
Coomassie died at the age of 76 in Katsina on Thursday evening after a protracted illness.
He will be buried this Friday after Jumaat prayer.