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President Jonathan Mourns MD Yusuf

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BEVERLY HILLS, April 02, (THEWILL) – President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Katsina State on the death of one of their most illustrious sons, and a former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf.

President Jonathan also commiserated with Alhaji Yusuf's family as well as the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on the demise of the respected leader of the cultural and political association.

The President, in a statement, said he shared their grief as they mourn the eminent Nigerian who served his country dutifully throughout his successful career in the Nigerian Police, and later on, as a political leader and elder statesman.

The President said he believes that MD Yusuf, as he was fondly called by his friends and associates, will long be remembered for his outstanding political courage and exemplary determination during Nigeria's transition to democracy after years of military rule.

President Jonathan recalled that as leader of the Grassroots Democratic Movement at that time, the late MD Yusuf embodied some of the best values of bravery and patriotism.

The President prayed that Almighty Allah would grant his soul eternal rest and comfort all who mourn him.