The remains of the former governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, were laid to rest on Monday in Saudi Arabia.
This was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant, Communications and Strategy to Governor Mai Mala Buni, Yusuf Ali.
According to The PUNCH, the funeral ceremony was held at the Grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram, after the dawn prayers.
About 20 deceased were said to have been prayed upon after the dawn prayers at the Grand Mosque.
The funeral prayers took place twice after the Fajr prayers.
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.”
“The late senator’s death is not only a loss to Yobe but to Nigeria as a whole, as he was a key figure in the country’s political landscape for many years. His tenure as governor and senator was marked by efforts to improve the lives of his constituents and to foster stability and growth in the region”, Buni said.
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.