by Nasir Ayitogo,
Bukar Mustapha, the senator representing Katsina North, is dead.
Mr. Mustapha was President Muhammadu Buhari’s senator as he represented the president’s senatorial district.
He died after a brief illness on Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
The News Agency of Nigeria quotes Mr. Bukar’s elder brother, Umar Bukar, as confirming the news.
Mr. Bukar’s death is coming less than a week after the deputy majority leader of the House of Representatives, Umar Jibril, died after a protracted illness.
It also came about two weeks after another senator, Ali Wakili, passed away.
Editor’s Note: The News Agency of Nigeria has clarified that Mr. Bukar’s death was confirmed by his elder brother.