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Ex-Yobe gov, Bukar Ibrahim buried in Saudi Arabia

The remains of former governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, have been laid to rest on Monday in Saudi Arabia.

The funeral ceremony was held at the Grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram, after the dawn prayers, according to Yusuf Ali, Senior Special Assistant, Communications and Strategy to Governor Mai Mala Buni.

Ibrahim, who governed Yobe State from 1991-1992 and 1999-2007 before serving three terms in the Senate, died on Sunday while receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, at the age of 75.

Buni expressed deep sorrow over the loss.

In a statement by the Director General of Press and Media Affairs, Buni spoke of the impact Ibrahim had on the state and its people, describing his passing as a “huge loss.”

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