Namadi, el-Rufai, Dangote, Other Dignitaries Pay Condolence Visit To Bukar Shettima’s Family

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By; AMOS MATHEW, Kaduna


Notable Nigerians like Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State,  former Vice President Namadi  Sambo, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Alh. Aliko Dangote have paid a condolence visit in kaduna to the family of late Bukar Shettima, a retired police chief who died  at the age of 94.
Also among the notable Nigerians who paid a condolence visit to the  family of the deceased include: His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, former Governors of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi  and  Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero  and the former Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibrila  Bindow. 
Others dignitaries include, CEO Matrix Energy, Abdulkadir Aliu, ACG customs Alh Sani Nuhu, Senator Uba Sani, Hon Ashiru Kudan and Alhaji Adamu Attah.
Sighted  also at the residence of the deceased, was  the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe  amongst others, too numerous to  mention.
Late Shettima was a first generation indigenous police officer, who served at the Police Force Headquarters Kano and kaduna.
He retired as a Police commissioner and Director of the then Nigeria Security Organization  (NSO). After his retirement, he was called upon to serve as chairman of Magumeri and Kaga local government areas of Borno State.
Speaking to newsmen, one of the children of the deceased described their  late father as an outstanding disciplinarian and incorruptible elder statesman.
 Alhaji Ibrahim  Abba Gubio who is  also a Retired Police Chief,  said that the deceased was an exemplary leader who would be missed for his contributions to the nation’s building and the development of the country.
While also speaking, a community leader and nephew to late Shettima, Bulama Mali Gubio (mni), described the deceased as a noble man, crusader against evil and a disciplinarian who  was courageous  and always stood for justice.
Late Alh Bukar Shettima died during the just concluded Ramadan and left behind  14, children and several grandchildren amongst which  is Alhaji Kashim Bukar Shettima, President/CEO Barbedos Group and Hajiya Maryam Bayi, Director NCC (rtd).

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