The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) says it is in shock over the passing on of its chairman and elder statesman, former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie.
Coomassie who was the Sardaunan Katsina, died on Thursday in Katsina at the age of 76.
A statement by the national publicity secretary of the ACF, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, described late Ibrahim Coomassie who was the 9th Inspector General of Police and served between 1993 to 1999, as a fine officer and gentleman who left an indelible mark in the Police service.
"His love and promotion of Northern values which the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto practiced and died for was legendary.
"He was an administrator per excellence, a patriot, a bridge builder who lived a fulfilled life in the service of Nigeria," the ACF stated.
The forum said Nigeria and indeed the North has lost a great elder statesman, who endeared himself to all by upholding the values most Northerners share which include justice, liberty, common decency and equal opportunity for all.
"However, he would have been happier if the values he cherished and died for were being put into practice. ACF therefore calls upon Nigerians to emulate and live up his legacy in our daily lives," the ACF stated.
The ACF extended condolences to Katsina Emirate Council, the Government and people of Katsina State and the Government and people of Nigeria in general and prayed Allah grants him eternal rest.