By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the passing of Alh. Ibrahim Coomassie, the longest serving Inspector-General of Police, who died on Thursday at the age of 76.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, made available on Friday.
“Our great Party extends condolences to his immediate family, Nigerian Police Force, Katsina Emirate, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), government and people of Katsina state. May Almighty Allah grant the late Ibrahim Coomassie eternal rest and his family and loved ones the strength to bear this great loss.
“The APC particularly hail the progressive role the late Ibrahim Coomassie played as Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). He was a leading and influential voice who regularly highlighted the strategic importance of the country’s north within the larger Nigerian context and sought to correct the negative portrayal of the region.
“While we mourn his passage, we take pride that the late Ibrahim Coomassie who held traditional title of Sardaunan Katsina, lived an accomplished, exemplary and impactful life worthy of celebration and emulation.
“Even in death, we now have a collective duty to keep alive his struggle and campaign for a peaceful and secured country, particularly the northern regions,” it concluded.