Former Yobe State governor, Bukar Ibrahim, laid to rest in Saudi Arabia

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The final resting place for the late former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Ibrahim, has been in Saudi Arabia. His burial followed funeral prayers held at the Grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram, and took place twice after the Fajr prayers, where approximately 20 deceased individuals were prayed for.

At the age of 75, Ibrahim passed away on Sunday while receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Having served as Yobe State governor from 1991 to 1992 and 1999 to 2007, he later went on to complete three terms in the Senate.

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Yusuf Ali, the senior special assistant on communications and strategy to Governor Mai Mala Buni, noted the significant impact Ibrahim had on the state and its people, describing his demise as a “huge loss.” Buni urged the residents of Yobe and well-wishers to offer prayers for the eternal repose of the departed soul, emphasizing Ibrahim’s influential role in Nigeria’s political landscape over many years.

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