The remains of Haruna John, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police who was killed in a helicopter crash in Jos on Wednesday, 14th March 2012 would finally be buried today in Jalingo, Taraba State.
Ahead of the burial, his corpse was flown into Jalingo from Abuja on Thursday and was received by Taraba State Governor, Mr. Danbaba Danfulani Suntai on behalf of the government and people of the state.
Receiving the corpse, Mr. DanbabaSuntai, who was accompanied by his Deputy, AlhajiAbubakarSaniDanladi and other top government functionaries expressed his administration’s preparedness to give a befitting state burial to the late DIG of Operations.
The corpse, which arrived Jalingo Airport at about 2:30pm aboard a Dana Chartered Aircraft, was accompanied to the state by a powerful delegation headed by Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Philemon Ibrahim Laiha and other top Police Officers.
Also in company with the corpse which was placed in a casket draped in Nigerian National colours of green and white was the deceased wife, Olayinka and his children.
From the Airport, the casket was driven to the residence of Haruna John’s immediate Juniour brother and Nigeria’s Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Musa John where a Christian wake keep would be held for the deceased.
THISDAY gathered that the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed DikkoAbubakar is expected to arrive Jalingo yester night ahead of the burial while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim is expected to lead the federal government delegation to the burial ceremony.
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