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  • NigeriaWorldToday [Home] > Feature News > Breaking New: Ibrahim Coomassie, Former IGP dies at 76

    Breaking New: Ibrahim Coomassie, Former IGP dies at 76


    Ibrahim Commassie
    Ibrahim Ahmadu Commassie – Former Nigeria Police Inspector General

    9th Inspector General of Nigerian Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmadu Commassie, GCON, NPM, mni, Sardaunan Katsina, died on Thursday 19 July 2018 after a protracted illness.  He was 76 years old.

    Ibrahim Coomassie was born in Katsina State on 18 March 1942 to Malam Ahmadu Coomassie, an education administrator and businessman, who was a permanent secretary of the ministry of education in the Northern region.

    Ibrahim Coomassie was attended Provincial Secondary School, Zaria; Barewa College, Zaria; the Detective Training College, Wakefield, UK and Washington DC in the United States.

    Ibrahim Coomassie took the baton of office of Inspector General of the Nigerian police from Aliyu Atta, having been appointed by General Sani Abacha. His stay in of IGP spanned till the regine of General Abdulsalami Abubakar in 1999.

    He was the number one Nigerian Police officer when president-elect M.K.O. Abiola was arrested without warrant and detained by the police. M. K. O. Abiola was mistreated in prison, where he was held for four years before dying in June 1998. Although Ibrahim Coomassie, evaded responsibility for the detention.


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