Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has
commiserated with the family of retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim
Babankowa, on his death.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday
by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam
President Buhari stated that the deceased would be long
remembered for the role he played in crushing the Maitatsine uprising of 1980
and his discovery of the body of Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa after
the January 15, 1966 coup d'etat.
Buhari, who had a long and close association with late
Babankowa, believed that even in death, the deceased would remain a model of
integrity and steadfastness to all who knew him.
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President Buhari similarly extended his personal condolences
to the family of the celebrated farmer and bookseller, Jibrin Ahmed, who also
"The President is saddened by the death of Ahmed with whom
he also had a close relationship over many years, and greatly respected for his
exemplary humility and belief in the dignity of labour.
"President Buhari will forever treasure his memories of
Ahmed as one of the most hardworking and humble Nigerians he has had the
privilege of knowing,’’ the statement added.
The president, therefore, prayed that Almighty Allah would
grant Babankowa and Ahmed eternal rest, and comfort their grieving families,
friends and associates.