Former Yobe Governor, Bukar Ibrahim, Buried in Saudi Arabia, Video Emerges

Former Yobe Governor, Bukar Ibrahim, Buried in Saudi Arabia, Video Emerges

  • The family of the first civilian governor of Yobe state, Bukar Ibrahim, is still mourning his demise
  • The former governor, who died on Sunday at the age of 75, has been laid to rest in Saudi Arabia, according to Islamic rites
  • In 2007, Ibrahim was elected to represent Yobe East senatorial district and stepped down for the current minister of police affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, in 2019 journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Saudi Arabia - The remains of the former governor of Yobe state, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, have been laid to rest on Monday, February 5, 2024, in Saudi Arabia. Ibrahim died on Sunday at the age of 75.

Mai Buni, Yobe state, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Saudi Arabia
The Yobe state government took care of the funeral rites as directed by Governor Mai Buni. Photo credit: Yusuf Ali
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Punch, the funeral ceremony was held at the Grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram, after the dawn prayers.

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Yusuf Ali, senior special assistant, communications and strategy to Governor Mai Mala Buni, confirmed the development via a statement.

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According to him, about 20 deceased were said to have been prayed upon after the dawn prayers at the Grand Mosque. The funeral prayers took place twice after the Fajr prayers.

Ibrahim, who governed Yobe state from 1991-1992 and 1999-2007 before serving three terms in the Senate, was receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia when death came knocking.

The former governor and lawmaker died following a protracted illness. He is survived by two wives and 17 children. 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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The Cable shared a video of the former governor being laid to rest on its X account on Monday.

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In another development, earlier reported that Namibian president Hage Geingob died at 82 on Sunday, February 4. The presidency confirmed his death.

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.


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