Babagana Wakil, the Chief of Staff to Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, is dead.
The Governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, who announced this in a statement on Wednesday, said Mr Wakil died on Wednesday morning.
According to Mr Gusau, the remains of the deceased will be buried today in line with Islamic rites.
The statement reads “Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Jana’iza of late chief of staff, Dr Babagana Wakil is to hold 4pm today at his extended family residence in Shehuri North, Maiduguri.
“May Allah, Subhanahu Wa ta’ala, in His infinite mercy, forgive his shortcomings, admit him into aljanna and give his family the strength to bear our collective loss.”