Wife of new Inspector General of Police dies, buried in Kano.

Maryam Abubakar, wife of the acting Inspector- General of Police (IGP ) Mohammed Abubakar has passed on in the early hours of Monday.

The sad news was confirmed to news correspondent at the family house in Kano, where she reportedly lived and died. Family sources say she had battled with cancer for a while.

IGP Abubakar flew in from Kano pay last respect to his departed wife.

Looking sorrowful, he held back tears as he joined sympathizers to pray for the repose of Maryam’s death at his family house located on Gwandu Albasa, near the old Bank of the North building.

The remains of Maryam, 48, was interred according to Muslim rites at Taurani Cemetery, Kano northwest Nigeria at noon today.


  1. Innallillahi, waina illaihy rajihunnah. It is sadden to hear of the newly appointed IG’s loss of his wife. May God give him and the rest of his family, the fortitude to bear the loss of his beloved wife, insha’Allah.


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