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Zulum Mourns Death Of VP Shettima’s Mother-in-law

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri

THE Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has expressed shock over the death of the mother-in-law of the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, late Hajiya Maryam Abubakar Albishir.

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Hajiya Maryam Abubakar, mother of the wife of the Vice President, Nana Kashim Shettima, died at the age of 69 after a protracted illness in Kano on Sunday evening.

In a statement released on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi, Zulum, who is currently attending a UN-sponsored retreat in Pakistan, has described the death of Hajiya Maryam as a loss to the entire nation and particularly to the good people of Borno State.

“Verily, we belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. We, the people and government of Borno State, have joined the family of the Vice President in mourning the passing away of our mother, Hajiya Maryam.”

“Hajiya Maryam Abubakar has left a legacy of compassion, humanity and philanthropy. She will be remembered for her service to the community and the less privileged during her lifetime.”

“I also wish to extend my commiseration to Her Excellency, Nana Kashim Shettima, as she goes through this difficult time while urging her to take solace in Almighty Allah.”

Governor Zulum also shared his condolences with the deceased Hajiya Maryam’s other family members who are grieving the loss of a dedicated mother.

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