- Former IGP, Ibrahim Coomassie, is to be buried according to Islamic rites after prayers at his residence
- Police boss, Ibrahim Idris, commiserates with the family of the former IGP
- Nigerian governors say there is a growing concern over killings in parts of the country
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, has commiserated with the family of late Ibrahim Coomassie, a former IGP who died on Thursday, July 19, at the age of 76 at the national orthopedic hospital in Katsina after a brief illness.
The force in a Facebook post on Friday, July 20, stated that the late police boss enlisted as a police cadet inspector on May 11, 1964, and was trained at the police college Ikeja.
The statement read: “He served as the 9th Indigenous I-G between 1993 and 1999.
“He will be buried according to Islamic rites after the Friday prayers at his residence, no. 1 Ibrahim Commassie, GRA, Katsina.
“The I-G commiserates with his family, the good people and Government of the Kastina state and our dear nation Nigeria on this great loss.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian governors have asked security agencies to take more drastic actions to stop series of killings in parts of the country.
The governors made the call on Thursday, July 19, at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting which was president by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Channels TV reports.
Speaking with reporters after the meeting, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state said there is a growing concern in the council and elsewhere over the killings.
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