Ex-Senate President, Lawan buries mother in Yobe
Former President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday, laid his mother, Hajiya Halima (Baba) Ibrahim, to rest in Gashua, Bade local government area of Yobe State.
Hajiya Ibrahim died on Saturday at her residence in Gashua town at the age of 86.
A burial ceremony was held for the deceased before her internment at the Gashua Central Cemetery.
The Islamic burial rites were performed by the Imam of the Gashua Central Mosque, Imam Ahmad Talba.
Constituents in their thousands from Senator Lawan’s Yobe North Senatorial District, and sympathizers from beyond thronged the venue of the funeral ceremony which commenced at 11a.m on Sunday.
Among dignitaries present were the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, the Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Idi Barde Gubana, and Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chiroma Mashio.
Others in attendance include Emirs and traditional leaders, Senator Babangida Hussaini (APC – Jigawa North West), Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan (APC – Borno Central), Hon. Usman Zannah representing Kaga/Gubio/Magumeri Federal Constituency, and serving Commissioners with the Yobe State Government.