Tributes Amidst Tears, As Grace Buru Goes Home


By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Multitude of Muslims and Christians, friends and sympathizers within and outside Kaduna state throng the funeral of late Mrs Grace Isaac Buru, wife of Pastor Yohanna Buru who was laid to rest on Wednesday at Television Village cemetary in Chikun LGA of the state.

Speakers after speakers poured tributes on the good virtues of the deceased, prominent among whom is, Alaramma Abdullarahman Bichi, who came all the way from Kano State with his entourage described the late Mrs Buru as a peace ambassador.

According to him, the late Grace Buru had during her life time encouraged the husband to participate in all issues related to peace building and religious tolerance in Kaduna and other neighboring states including African countries irrespective of one’s faith.

Bichi explained that Pastor Buru, has also participated in many Muslim funeral services, hence he came from Kano to support and condoled him over his loss.

Also, Alhaji Mohammed Gashash, National President of Tranquility Movement of Nigeria, also attended the funeral with his team and family members.

He noted that the Chief Mourner, Pastor Buru, has a good relationship with all Islamic scholars in the country.

“As children from Adam and Eve who believes in One God, we are here to condoled with Pastor Buru and family, pray for the reposed of the soul of the deceased,” he said.

Similarly, Sheik Musa Sani, from Katsina state who arrived Kaduna with other Muslim brothers and sisters, said “late Grace Isaac was behind most of the successes of her husband.”

Responding, Pastor Buru thanked all the Muslims scholars, and various groups from Kafanchan, Zaria city, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Niger and Benue states.

He equally thanked those too numerous to mentioned who has paid his family condolences in this time of his bereavement, especially the Kaduna State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Hafsat Baba; former Head of Department Anatomy, Kaduna State University.

Others include; Kaduna State Civilian JTF, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN), delegation from Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ, led by its Secretary, Gabriel Idibia who stood in for the Chairman, Midat Joseph.


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