Shettima, others attend burial of ex-Nigerian Ambassador to Chad, Usman Galtimari

Usman Galtimari

A former Nigerian Ambassador to Chad Republic, Usman Galtimari, has been buried in Maiduguri, Borno State, amidst hundreds of sympathisers.

NAN reports that the late Galmatari was buried on Sunday in a cemetery in Maiduguri metropolis at 11:00 a. m.

Galtimari, 81, who was also the Chairman of the Borno Elders’ Forum, died on Saturday after a brief illness.

The burial rites were attended by Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Emirs of Dikwa and Bama, Muhammad Masta and Shehu El-Kanemi, as well as elders from the state.

He was survived by three wives and 29 children.

Galtimari served at various capacities in the defunct Northeastern State.

He was also the Secretary to the Borno State Government (SSG) between 1984 and 1987.

In 1987, Galtimari was deployed as the Nigerian Ambassador to Chad Republic and retired in 1991.

Galtimari also led the Borno State Government’s Administrative Committee of Inquiry into the Boko Haram disturbances in 2009.

He served as the Chairman of the Federal Government’s Dialogue Team with Boko Haram insurgents.