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BREAKING: ‘Former Yobe Governor, Bukar Ibrahim Laid To Rest In Saudi Arabia

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Ex-governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has been buried in Saudi Arabia amid tears.

Ibrahim, who governed Yobe State from 1991-1992 and 1999-2007 before serving three terms in the Senate, died on Sunday, February 4, 2024, while receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. He was aged 75.

According to Yusuf Ali, Senior Special Assistant, Communications and Strategy to Governor Mai Mala Buni, the funeral ceremony was held at the Grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram on Monday, February 5, after the dawn prayers.

The funeral prayers took place twice after the Fajr prayers.

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Governor Mai Mala Buni, who expressed deep sorrow over the loss, said he has taken steps to ensure that the late senator is honoured with a ceremonial state burial.

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