The publisher of Adamawa based online news portal, TG News, Mr. Tom Garba has expressed deep shock over the death of emir of Lere, Brigadier General Abubakar Garba Mohammed (retd).
In a statement he forwarded to FACT-CHECKNEWS.COM, Saturday, Garba said Kaduna State and indeed Nigeria has lost a rare breed, a pillar and quintessential patriot.
” With a deep sense of submission, I wish to announce the death of a father, a mentor, and a rallying point of unity to the people of Kaduna State, a bridge-builder and a huge link for the peaceful coexistence of the entire people of Lere LGA whose sudden demised is a great loss to Nigeria as a country.
” While commiserating with his immediate family, the people of Lere who after his successful military career haven retired in great honors to have served the country in many capacities, because of his untapped wisdom and wealth of knowledge, he was called upon to serve his people like the Emir of Lere, an office he revered and served well before his death.
” A gap has been created, a link to many channels of goodness has been cut off from our people, a shoe of a great man is empty, who can wear it?
” Without hedging one can say with absolute air of authority that the elder statesman has lived well, gave the best for humanity, and Allah’s blessings shall be his portion in the life hereafter.
” Sir, I met you in few gatherings and I discovered instances abound in you to be one of the nicest man that I vowed to emulate.
” You spoke love to humanity is love for God, you preached peace at all times because is God’s gift to mankind, a pivotal means that humanity can enjoy life to the fullest.
“You were a man of double honors, an enigma of success yet humble because it’s in you the love of mankind.
” I can’t stop shedding tears as I discovered that the man who through all his life he lived loving the people of Lere by rallying around, supporting and golden advice to anyone around him is no more.
“Sir, yours is a great life and reward by Allah in Paradise. My prayers are that we live on the legacies you have carved out for us, we follow in the good steps you have imprinted in our mother Land, in the sands of times you will still be remembered for good because posterity will judge well.
” Have a better rest now because you have worked well, Aljannatur Firdausi, and bountiful rewards are all my prayers for you,” Tom prayed