The first civilian Governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, is dead.
He passed on today at the age of 75 after a protracted illness in Saudi Arabia where he was receiving treatment.
Confirming the development in a statement, Mamman Mohammed, Director General, Press, and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe said: “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 state.
“Sen. Bukar died today while receiving treatment for a protracted illness in Saudi Arabia and will be buried there.
“Governor Buni has directed all other aspects of the funeral and condolences to be taken over by the state government to accord the late governor a state burial and honour.
“This is a huge loss for us at this time, but that is the wish of Allah, our creator, May Allah (SWT) forgive his shortcomings and admit him into Aljannatu Firdaus.”
Prior to Ibrahim’s demise, he was the senator representing Yobe East in the National Assembly.
He was also the husband of Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the member of the House of Representatives for the Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, and Tarmuwa Federal Constituency.