Nigerian senator representing Buhari’s hometown is dead

Mustapha Bukar

Another Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Mustapha Bukar, is dead.

Family sources said Mr Bukar, who represents Katsina North (Daura Zone) in the Senate, died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness.

Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Details of the place or hospital where he died are sketchy as at time of filing this report.

A civil engineer by training, Mr Bukar was born in Daura on December 31, 1954.

The death occurred barely a week after the passing of a member representing Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe, Umar Buba Jibril,

On March 17, a senator representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili, died at the age of 58 after a brief illness.

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