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President Buhari mourns Babankowa Jibrin Ahmed

10 September 2015, 20:37

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 Garba Shehu

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 died recently.

"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.




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