The remains of a former Nigerian Ambassador to Chad Republic, Ambassdor Usman Gaji Galtimari, was buried on Sunday, January 20, in Maiduguri, amidst hundreds of sympathisers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Galmatari was buried in a cemetery in Maiduguri metropolis at 11 am.
Galtimari, 81, who was also the Chairman of the Borno Elders’ Forum, died on Saturday after a brief illness.
The burial rites were attended by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno, Emirs of Dikwa and Bama, Alhaji Muhammad Ibn Masta and Shehu Ibrahim Ibn El-Kanemi as well as elders from the state.
He was survived by three wives and 29 children.
NAN reports that Galtimari served at various capacities in the defunct northeastern state.
He was also the secretary to the Borno State Government (SSG) between 1984 and 1987.
In 1987, Galtimari was deployed as the Nigerian Ambassador to Chad Republic and retired in 1991.
Galtimari also led the Borno State Government’s Administrative Committee of Inquiry into the Boko Haram disturbances in 2009.
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He served as the chairman of the Federal Government’s Dialogue Team with Boko Haram insurgents.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria's Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Ibrahim Isah, died after a protracted illness on Tuesday, January 15.
Isah was said to have died in Abidjan, the country's capital at 59.
Legit.ng gathered that the late Isah, who hailed from Niger state, joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in 1983. He served at the Nigerian High Commission in Sierra Leone, consulate general in New York, Jeddah and at the embassy in China.
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