BREAKING: Tears as Former Governor of Yobe, Ibrahim, Dies

Feb 4, 2024 | Uncategorized


  • Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the former governor of Yobe state, has died of a protracted illness in a hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim was a-three-term governor of Yobe state, first sworn in during the third republic, then in 1999 and 2003
  • The former governor also served as a term senator and was survived by two wives and 17 children; one of his wives is a current lawmaker

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Damaturu, Yobe A former governor of Yobe state, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, died in Saudi Arabia at 75.

A statement by Mamman Mohammed, the spokesman for Governor Mai Mala Buni, confirmed the death of the former governor.

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Bukar Abba Ibrahim/Yobe/Former Governor of Yobe
Yobe ex-governor, Bukar Abba Ibrahim is dead
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The statement reads:

“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.”

It was also reported that the former governor died in Saudi-Germ in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, February 4, The Punch said.

Profile of late ex-Yobe Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim

Ibrahim served as the governor of Yobe state from January 1992 to November 1993 in the third republic.

At the beginning of the fourth republic, he was re-elected under the umbrella of the defunct All-Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) in 1999 and served for two terms.

In 2007, he was elected to represent Yobe East senatorial district and stepped down for the current minister of police affairs, Ibrahim Geidam, in 2019.

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How many wives and children did Yobe’s late Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim have?

The former governor and lawmaker died at 75 following a protracted illness. Two wives and 17 children survived him.

One of his wives was the current member representing Tarmuwa/Gulani/Damaturu/Gujba and former minister of state for foreign affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

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Vice President Nangolo Mbumba will take over control of the country until the presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of the year.

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.

Source: Legit.ng



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