A former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has offered his condolence to the families of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu and Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomasie.

Babangida, in a statement in Minna on Friday, said that he received the news of the death of the two eminent personalities who served in his administration with shock.

Former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida

“I recall that Ibrahim Coomasie as Police boss was always proactive and tackled seriously every situation capable of disrupting peace and

threatening lives and property of citizens.

“The former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu was a ‘Fearless Jurist’ and former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomasie, ‘a man of diligence’.

“Both great men served the nation diligently at turbulent period of our live to keep Nigeria safe. They will always be remembered for

their service to this country.”

He described Katsina-Alu’s death as a great loss to the nation because he was a man of impeccable character, courageous and fearless.

Babangida prayed that God would grant them eternal


He also offered his condolence to governments and people of Benue and Katsina states over the loss.

“They were indeed men of diligence and uprightness. May their souls rest in perfect peace.”



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