Tears as Former Governor of Yobe, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Dies

Tears as Former Governor of Yobe, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Dies

  • Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the former governor of Yobe state, has died of a protracted illness in a hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim, a three-term governor of Yobe State, was first sworn in during the third Republic, and subsequently in 1999 and 2003
  • The former governor also served as a term senator and was survived by two wives and 17 children

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Damaturu, Yobe - A former governor of Yobe state, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has passed away at 75.

A statement by Mamman Mohammed, the spokesman for Governor Mai Mala Buni, confirmed the death of the former governor.

Bukar Abba Ibrahim/Yobe/Former Governor of Yobe
Yobe ex-governor, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, is dead Photo Credit: Concerned Nigeria
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The statement reads:

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“It is with a heavy heart, sorrow, and sympathy that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, regrets to announce the passing away of His Excellency, Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the former Governor of Yobe.”

The Punch reported that the former governor died in Saudi-Germ in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, February 4.

Ex-Yobe governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim's profile

Ibrahim served as the governor of Yobe state from January 1992 to November 1993 in the third republic.

At the beginning of the fourth republic, he was re-elected under the umbrella of the defunct All-Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) in 1999 and served for two terms.

In 2007, he was elected to represent Yobe East senatorial district and stepped down for the current minister of police affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, in 2019.

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Bukar Abba Ibrahim's wives and children

The former governor and lawmaker died following a protracted illness. Two wives and 17 children survived him.

One of his wives is the current member representing Tarmuwa/Gulani/Damaturu/Gujba and former minister of state for foreign affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Namibian president Hage Geingob died at 81 on Sunday, February 4. His death was confirmed by the presidency.

Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba will take over control of the country until the presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of 2024.

The presidency did not reveal the cause of Geingob's death, but it was recalled that he travelled to the United States late last month for cancer treatment.

Source: Legit.ng

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