A former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, has died.
He died on Thursday after battling protracted ailment.
His brother, Ahmad Muntaqa Coomasie, confirmed that he died in Katsina.
Coomassie was born in Katsina in 1946 and rose through the ranks to become the IGP in 1993, taking over from Aliyu Attah.
The retired top cop was classmate of President Muhammadu Buhari at the old Katsina College.
He retired from service at the end of military dispensation in 1999 and went into various community services.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, government and people of Katsina State over the demise of the former Inspector General of Police
The President’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday,
President Buhari said he received the news of the death of the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF with shock and deep sense of loss.
He said: ”Nigeria will never forget the excellent leadership the late Coomassie gave to the Nigeria Police Force during the many years he served as IG.”
He said his thoughts were with late Ibrahim Coomassie’s family and those mourning the demise of the late community leader and fine gentleman.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I pray to Allah to receive his soul and grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.