The former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, died at the age of 73.
He died in Saudi Arabia after a protracted illness, a source who preferred anonymity claimed.
Another source close to the family posted on his Facebook page, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun.
“Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim has passed away just now in Makkah. May Allah grant him peaceful repose and Jannatul Firdaus as his final abode Amin Thumma Amin.”