A former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, has died. He died on Thursday after battling protracted ailment. His brother, Ahmad Muntaqa Coomasie, confirmed that he died in Katsina.
Mr. Coomassie who was born in Katsina in 1946 rose through the ranks to become the IGP in 1993, taking over from Aliyu Attah.
Ibrahim Coomassie, a retired Nigerian police officer and the 9th Inspector General of Nigerian Police who served between 1993 to 1999, under the military governments of Generals Sani Abacha and Abdulsalami Abubakar had died in Katsina this evening.
Ibrahim Coomassie was among the eldest sons of Malam Ahmadu Coomassie, an educationist, and businessman who became a permanent secretary of the ministry of education in the Northern region.
Ibrahim Coomassie was born in Katsina State on 18 March 1942. He was educated at the Provincial Secondary School, Zaria, Barewa College, Zaria, the Detective Training College, Wakefield, UK and Washington DC in the United States.
The retired top cop was classmate of President Muhammadu Buhari at the old Katsina College.
He is survived by six children and one wife.