Katsina lawmaker dies in Saudi Arabia

James Danjuma, Katsina

Dr Ibrahim Kurami, a lawmaker representing Bakori Local Government Area in the Katsina State House of Assembly, has died in faraway Saudi Arabia.

Kurami was said to have died on October 10 at about 2 am Nigerian time in Medina, while on lesser Hajj or Umrah, at the Holy Land.

Chairman of the assembly’s committee on Information and member representing Katsina constituency, Hon. Ali Al-Baba confirmed the development to newsmen on Monday.

Dr Ibrahim Kurami

Al-Baba lamented that the lawmaker’s demise coincided with a workshop the lawmakers were supposed to hold in Kano state with arrival slated for October 10.

He said the legislatures would visit the deceased’s hometown to condole with his immediate family, as the late lawmaker would be buried in Madina Monday according to Islamic rites.

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Late Dr Kurami, who is presently representing his Bakori constituency in the Assembly under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had also won his return bid for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

He was elected into the Katsina State House of Assembly in a bye-election conducted on October 31, 2020, following the death of his predecessor, Abdurrazak Tsiga.


On September 5, 2021, terrorists abducted his first wife and two sons who later regained freedom after some days in captivity.

He is survived by two wives, 11 children and three grandchildren.

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