Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, Monday morning, returned to the extended family residence of late Malam Abba Kyari for combined third and seventh day post-funeral prayers. Zulum had visited the family on Sunday.
Late Abba Kyari who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, died of coronavirus last Friday in Lagos and was buried in Abuja on Saturday.
The former chief of staff’s royal family decided to combine prayers for third and seventh days so that mourners do not have to return in view of the need for social distancing.
The Shehu of Bama, His Highness, Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi, led the family in taking the decision. Chief Imam of Borno, Imam Zannah Laisu, moderated clerics and mourners during the prayers that took place at the residence of the deceased’s younger brother, Baba-Shehu Zannah Arjinoma, who is the district head of Banki town in Bama Local Government Area.
Governor Zulum, was accompanied by the Senator representing Southern Borno, Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume, state chairman of the APC, Ali Bukar Dalori, Secretary to Borno State Government, Chief of staff and some commissioners.