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Nigerian former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, is dead, aged 76, report from Katsina says.
His Wikipedia profile has also been updated
The former police boss was until his death the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
Alhaji Dahiru Coomassie, a younger brother to the deceased, confirmed the death on Thursday in Katsina, his home state.
He said that Coomassie died in this evening after a protracted illness at Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital, Katsina.
Coomasie will be buried in Katsina on Friday after Juma’at prayers, News Agency of Nigeria says.
He was the 9th Inspector General of Police, assuming duty in 1993 till May 29, 1999.
Ibrahim Coomassie was the police boss during the dark days of former military dictator late Sani Abacha, during which Chief M.K.O Abiola, the winner of 1993 Presidential Election , was arrested and detained till he died in detention in June 1994.
In January 1999, Coomassie was part of a delegation that flew to Libya, despite a UN ban on air travel to that country, and held talks with the Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister.
Ibrahim Coomassie retired from service and left with the Government of General Abdulsalami Abubakar in May 1999.
In October 2017 , Ibrahim Coomassie, escaped an assassination attempt at his residence in Katsina.
During the attack, one of his security men was killed and another seriously injured by the gunmen that equally carted away the rifle of the fallen cop.