7 January 2013

Nigeria: IBB, Dasuki, Uwais, Others Mourn Katune

Former military head of state, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Lawal Uwais yesterday joined other sympathisers to mourn former chief executive officer of Arewa Hotels, Alhaji Ibrahim Katune who passed on Sunday at his Kaduna residence after a brief illness.

The National Security Adviser, who was among the early callers, took turn to pray with the family and asked them to take solace in Allah.

General Babangida who condoled with the family of the deceased by phone, described late Katune as a man who loved and lived for peace.

IBB prayed Allah to grant the deceased Jannatul Firdaus and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

The former Justice, who also offered prayers for the deceased, prayed that Almighty Allah grant him eternal rest and reward him Jannatul Firdausi.

Others who also visited the residence of the deceased located at number 42, Gobarau road, included former Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, Alhaji Lema Jibrin, Abba Danbata and Alhaji Mamman Daura.

Others include Alhaji Mohammed Shanono, former Managing Director of African International Bank, Alhaji Ibrahim Kofa, Chief Gabriel Aduku, Alhaji Falalu Bello and Alhaji Mohammadu Jibo.

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, several sympathisers including traditional rulers and religious were seen trooping in to condole with the family.

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