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Yobe Assembly Loses Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Kurmi

Ibrahim Kurmi, the Deputy Speaker, Yobe House of Assembly is dead. He died last night at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, at the age of 48.

Muhammad Wakil, Director Information of the state House of Assembly, confirmed his death.

“We received with shock, the death of the deputy speaker last night (Monday), after a brief illness and the funeral rites will be conducted today (Tuesday) at 11.00a.m at his residence in Damaturu,” he said.

Mr Kurmi, a medical doctor, represented Fika/Gadaka constituency in the state assembly and was first elected deputy speaker in 2011, before his resignation in 2012. He was re-elected to represent his constituency for the second time in 2015 and was again made the deputy speaker, a position he occupied until his death.

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