By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir el-Rufai has paid tribute to former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie, whose death has just been announced.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Samuel Aruwan, the governor said that Alhaji Coomasie made his mark as a public servant, and a respected leader.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has received with a deep sense of grief news of the death of Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie ,the Sardaunan Katsina and Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
“On behalf of the people of Kaduna State and the Kaduna State Government, I will like to extend my heartfelt condolence to the family of our respected elder and leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie.
“Ibrahim Coomassie was a patriot and a distinguished Nigerian, who gave his all to foster peace, unity and progress of the country.
“We are grateful to him for his public service and the leadership he provided outside government. We recall withfondness his sterling role in the successful durbar that was held in December 2017 to mark the centenary of Kaduna city.”
El-Rufai prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and for Allah to comfort his family and to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.