Tambari Yabo, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, is dead, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting from Sokoto.
NAN learnt that Yabo died on Saturday at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto at the age of 64 during an illness.
A family member, Malam Faruku Yabo, confirmed that the deceased, who was survived by two wives, 14 children and many grand children, had been buried in Yabo, his hometown, after a funeral prayer led by the Chief Imam of Yabo, Sheikh Lema Faruk.
Amongst the personalities that attended the prayer were the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi; former Governors of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko and Yahaya Abdulkarim; and Chief of Staff to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Alhaji Muktar Magori.
Speaking after the burial, Dingyadi described the deceased as religious, disciplined and patriotic, who had served his nation meritoriously.
He described his death as a great loss to his family, political associates and the country at large, while praying to Allah to grant him Jannatul Firdaus and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.