IBB, Ab­dul­salami con­sole Ab­bas over wife’s death

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From On­imisi Alao, Jos

For­mer heads of state, re­tired Gen­er­als Ibrahim Ba­bangida and Abubakar Ab­dul­salam were in Jos over the weekend to con­sole re­tired AVM Umaru Ab­bas on the death of his wife, Ha­jiya Aisha Yaka Ab­bas.

Speak­ing dur­ing the visit, Ba­bangida said, “We grew up to­gether, so in times like this we need to rally round and give him all the nec­es­sary sup­port and com­fort the fam­ily. We pray for him and his chil­dren to bear the loss. God cre­ated us not to live for­ever but ev­ery­one has his or her own time.”

“You would re­call that Air Mar­shall Umaru Ab­bas nom­i­nated Gover­nor Jonah David Jang as the mil­i­tary gover­nor of Benue State in 1985 so I de­scribe him as a true pro­fes­sional sol­dier who loves the unity of Plateau people”, he added.

Gen­eral Abubakar de­scribed the late Aisha Yaka Ab­bas as a vir­tu­ous woman who knew and un­der­stood her hus­band and ap­pealed to mem­bers of the fam­ily to bear the loss with courage. He said, “She was a dear wife whose place will be left va­cant in the house. We gather here to pay our last re­spects to a true mother and the wife of our own.”

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