Amb. Ibrahim Isah, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire is dead, Foreign Affairs Ministry officials, have confirmed.
Sources from the Nigerian Embassy at Deux Plateau, Abidjan, said that Isah, aged 60, died at 7p.m. on Tuesday.
The ambassador was said to have slumped and died at the Polyclinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM), where he had gone to see his doctors.
The Interim Chairman of Nigerian Community in Cote d’Ivoire, Mr Musudi Akanfe, disclosed that the entire embassy had been thrown into mourning over the death.
“We are already in a mourning mood, we received this sad news with rude shock, we pray God to console the family and the Nigerian community,’’ he said.
The former President, Nigerian Youths in Cote d’Ivoire, Mr Bright Moses, described the death as very shocking.
“ He was a very lively and proactive diplomat, he listened to the plight of the Nigerian people in this country, this is very shocking,’’ he said.
Isah, who was born in 1959 in Niger, held a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1983 and was posted to Cote D’Ivoire in 2017.
He served in different positions in the ministry before his death.