Aug 1, 2021

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BREAKING: Great Loss as Prominent Former Governor Dies, State Govt Reacts

  • The people of Jigawa state have been thrown into mourning following the announcement of the death of Brigadier General Ibrahim Aliyu (rtd)
  • General Aliyu who served as the military governor of Jigawa state under the Abacha regime died on Friday in Kaduna
  • Announcing Aliyu’s death, Governor Abubakar of Jigawa state prayed to God to grant him eternal rest

Dutse, Jigawa state – Brigadier General Ibrahim Aliyu (rtd), a former military governor of Jigawa state, is dead. He died in Kaduna on Friday, July 16.

Daily Trust reported that the Jigawa state government announced his demise in a press statement by Habibu Nuhu Kila, the special adviser on media to the governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar.

The statement quoted Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state as announcing, with utter sadness, the death of the retired general.

He said that the deceased sacrificed his life in the service of humanity.

Governor Badaru prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss, The Nation also reported.

General Aliyu served as the military administrator of Jigawa state under General Sani Abacha regime.

Nigerians react

Reacting to General Aliyu’s death on Facebook, Ezekiel Luke Bwala said:

“May Almighty Allah accept his good service to humanity and Grant him Aljanatu Firdausi.”

Yusuf Aliyu Sajo said:

“May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah Firdausi.”

Onyinye Ezeama said:

“End point of all human, father may we be found righteous in your sight in Jesus name amen. Rip n comfort to those left behind.”

Former Kaduna state deputy governor, Bala Bantex, dies at 64

In a related development, the immediate past deputy governor of Kaduna state, Architect Bala Bantex, has died dead. Bantex died in an Abuja hospital on Sunday, July 11 at the age of 64.

Bantex who is from southern Kaduna served as deputy governor to Governor Nasir El-Rufai between 2015 and 2019.

Before the 2019 general elections, he resigned from the El-Rufai administration and aspired to be a senator.