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Borno commissioner dies weeks after surviving car accident

Ibrahim Garba

 

Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in Borno state, Ibrahim Garba has reportedly died, a few weeks after surviving a car accident.

 

Garba reportedly died on Friday night in his private guest house at 777 Housing Estate on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Capital city of Borno state.

 

According to sources outside the government house, the deceased was rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

 

The late commissioner’s death came weeks after he was involved in a car accident in the governor’s convoy on their way to the southern part of the state for a tour.

 

Spokesperson to governor Babagana Zulum of Borno, Isa Gusau in a statement, said his principal received the news of Garba’s death with “intense shock and profound grief.”

 

The statement reads: “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum received the news with intense shock and profound grief.

 

“The Governor mourns alongside the late commissioner’s family, other loved ones, friends, associates, and members of the state executive council.

 

“Late Engr Ibrahim Idriss Garba was the Governor’s Special Adviser on Special Projects before he was elevated and appointed commissioner of RRR, at the commencement of Zulum’s ongoing second term.

 

“May Allah forgive the commissioner’s shortcomings and admit him into Aljanna.”

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