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IBB mourns Coomassie, Katsina-Alu

The former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has extended his condolences to the families of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu and former Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie (Sardaunan Katsina) who died recently.

General Babangida said: “I received with shock the death of two eminent personalities whom I knew closely and worked with during my administration. The former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu was a fearless jury and former respected Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomasie, the Sardauna Katsina.

“Both great men served the nation diligently at turbulent periods of our life to keep Nigeria safe. The will always be remembered for their service to this country.

“I recall that Coomassie as Police boss he was always proactive and tackle seriously every situation capable of disrupting peace and threatening lives and property of citizens.

“The death of former Chief Justice, Justice Katsina-Alu is a great loss to the nation because he was a man of impeccable character and courageous and fearless jury that served the nation with patriotic zeal”.

General Babangida therefore prayed that God grant them eternal rest and consoling their respective families, governments and people of Benue and Katsina States over the loss.

“They were indeed men of diligence and uprightness. May their souls rest in perfect peace.”