By Joseph Edegbo –
Notable Nigerians have been pouring into Kaduna, Northwest of the country, in honour of Late Bukar Shettima, a retired police chief who passed on at the age of 94.
Among the who’s who that paid the condolence visit to the family of the deceased were Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, Alh. Aliko Dangote, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, former Governors of kaduna state, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi and Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero and that of Adamawa, Alhaji Jibrila Bindo .
Others include CEO Matrix Energy, Abdulkadir Aliu, ACG Customs, Alh Sani Nuhu, Sen. Uba Sani, Hon Ashiru Kudan and Alhaji Adamu Attah .
Also sighted at the residence of the deceased was the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe amongst others, too numerous to mention.
Late Shettima was a first generation indigenous Police Officer who served at the Police Force Headquarters, Kano and Kaduna.
He retired as a Commissioner of Police and Director of the then Nigeria Security Organization ( NSO). After his retirement, he was called upon to serve as Chairman of Magumeri and Kaga Local Government areas of Borno state.
Speaking to newsmen at the weekend, One of the children of the deceased described their late father as an outstanding disciplinarian and incorruptible Elder statesman.
Alhaji Ibrahim Abba Gubio who is also a Retired Police Chief said that the deceased was an exemplary leader who would be missed for his contributions to the nation building and the development of the country.
Also speaking, a Community leader and Nephew to late Shettima, Bulama Mali Gubio (mni), described the deceased as a noble man, crusader against evil and a disciplinarian who was courageous and always stood for justice.
Late Alh Bukar Shettima died during the just concluded Ramadan and left behind 14, children and several grandchildren among whom is Alhaji Kashim Bukar Shettima President /CEO Barbedos Group and Hajiya Maryam Bayi, Director NCC Rtd.