The Nigeria Police has announced the death of Assistant Inspector General Muktari Ibrahim, of the Zone 6 headquarters in calabar. He was aged 55. And he will be buried in Kano, his hometown today, according to Islamic rites.
He died after a brief illness at the University Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State at about 11am of 22nd December, 2012.
Until his death, Ibrahim oversaw the administrative and operational activities of the Force in Cross Rivers, Rivers, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States.
AIG Muktari Ibrahim who hailed from Kano Municipal Council Area of Kano State was born on 5 April, 1957.
He enlisted into the Force as a Cadet Inspector on 30 July, 1979 and had his initial training at one of the premier police training institutions in Nigeria- Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.
He had a degree in Computer Science and had attended several Professional Courses both at home and abroad. He was at the Police Staff College, Jos for Advanced Detective Course (ADC), Intermediate Command Course (ICC) and Senior Command Course (SCC).
He was also at the Police Academy Cairo, Egypt for a special anti-smuggling training amongst others.
A versatile and well travelled officer; he was formerly the AIG in charge of Zone 10 Sokoto covering Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States. He was also a former Commissioner of Police in-charge of Anambra, Kwara and Kebbi States.
While commiserating with the immediate family and the entire officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, prayed that the Almighty Allah grants him eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Ibrahim will be buried today at his Kano hometown according to Islamic rites.