Borno govt confirms death of commissioner Ibrahim Idriss-Garba

The Borno Government has confirmed the death of the State’s Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR), Ibrahim Idriss-Garba, who mysteriously died at around midnight on Friday.

Isa Gusau, Governor Babagana Zulum’s spokesman, who confirmed the news in a statement released on Saturday, said that the Police had commenced urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. 

Mr Gusau said that Mr Zulum received the news with shock, adding that “the governor mourns alongside the late commissioner’s family, other loved ones, friends, associates, and members of the State Executive Council.” 

The Commissioner of Police was at the house in which Mr Idriss-Garba died, while the deceased corpse was transferred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for autopsy. 

The late Idriss-Garba was the Governor’s Special Adviser on Special Projects before he was elevated and appointed commissioner at the commencement of Mr Zulum’s ongoing second term.