By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi and other top Government functionaries on Wednesday witnessed the burial rite of Hajiya Aisha Kadafur, the mother of the Deputy Governor of the state, Umar Usman Kadafur.
Hajiya Aisha was flown to Abuja after she complained of unease and feverish feelings over the week, and did not show any serious signs, although there had been underlying health issues.
Late Aisha, aged over 80 years died on Tuesday evening at NIZEMIYA TURKISH hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.
Soon after the body arrived Biu from Abuja at about 2:30pm, the burial was conducted by Imam of Juma’at Mosque, Emire’s Palace according to Islamic rite in Biu Local Government Area on Wednesday.
It also witnessed the presence of the former Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima, Deputy Governors of Yobe and Adamawa states, Idi Barde Gubana and Martin’s Babale.
Others include; former Deputy Governors including Hon Usman Mamman Durkwa, traditional rulers, top Government functionaries and thousands of sympathizers.
The body of late Aisha was flown to Gombe International Airport, before it was conveyed by an ambulance to Biu Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Performing the funeral according to Islamic rite at the Emir’s palace Juma’at Mosque about 2:30pm, the Chief Imam, Sheikh Nura Isa prayed Allah to grant Jannatul Firdausi to the soul of the deceased.
Governor Zulum while commiserating with the people of Borno, especially Biu Emirate over the sad loss, said, “the death of Mama Aisha is very shocking as it happened when her advises and prayers is needed much.
“The death of Mama Aisha, the mother of our Deputy Government Umar Usman Kadafur is sad a incident. It was indeed one tragedy too many.
“We prayed for her children/siblings she left behind to bear on this irreplaceable loss of their jewel of inestimable value who left a legacy of being a strong pillar of the family.” Zulum said.
He urges the family, especially the Kadafur’s and the children, to take solace in the impactful life of the deceased.