By Ifeanyi Nwoko
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the death of a former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie who was the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
Saraki in a condolence message signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, described the late Coomasie as a thorough-bred, diligent officer and gentleman, who served his country with all his energy during his lifetime.
He said that Coomassie’s contributions to the maintenance of law and order as well as fight against insecurity in the country cannot be quantified.
He added that late Coomassie after retirement became a statesman, using the platform of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to foster the unity of Nigeria and development.
He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Nigeria Police, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), and the Government and people of Katsina State over the irreparable loss.
Saraki said: “We have lost an officer, gentleman and a patriot. My heart goes out to his wife, children and family members at this moment of grief. He shall be remembered for his forthrightness and sense of duty.”
He prayed to God to grant the soul of the deceased a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus and his loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.