Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, a former governor of Yobe State is dead.
According to a source, Bukar Abba passed away on Sunday at the Saudi-Germ Hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The late governor served as governor from January 1992 to November 1993 during the Third Republic.
Bukar Abba was re-elected and sworn in on 29 May 1999 and served for two-term under the All-Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP)
He was elected as Senator representing Yobe East in 2007 a position he occupied until 2019 when he stepped down for the current minister of Police Affairs Ibrahim Geidam.
Bukar Abba died at the age of 75 after a protracted illness leaving two wives, 17 children, and grandchildren.
Meanwhile, in a statement on Sunday, Director-General, Press and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni, Mamman Muhammad confirmed the incident and said the governor had directed all other aspects of the funeral and condolences to be taken over by the state government to accord the late governor a state burial and honor.
Governor Buni described the death as a huge loss to the government and people of the state.
“This is a huge loss for us at this time, but that is the wish of Allah, our creator, May Allah (SWT) forgive his shortcomings and admit him into Aljannatu Firdaus” the governor prayed.