Ex-Kaduna governor Mouktar Muhammed dies in London hospital
Mouktar Muhammed, one time governor of Kaduna state and retired senior military officer is dead.
The retired air vice marshal, died Sunday, October 1.
His death was announced through a Facebook post by his younger brother, Faruk Dalhatu.
According to Premium Times, Muhammed died in a London hospital.
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The former governor was said to have died of cancer.
He was the first governor of Kaduna state after its creation in 1977 by the military administration of Olusegun Obasanjo.
Mouktar Muhammed earlier served as the minister of Housing, Urban Development and Environment from 1976 to 1977, following the coup that brought Murtala Mohammed to power.
He was the head of one of the military tribunals that tried and sentenced second republic politicians suspected of corruption under the military administration of Muhammadu Buhari, from 1983 to 1985 to decades in prison.
He spearheaded activities of The Buhari Organisation (TBO) from 2002.
Last year, he was named as chairman of the governing council of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He held the title of Wazirin Dutse until his death and was deputy chairman of the Board of Trustees of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF.
He was also chairman of Kano-based Freedom Radio.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that after four days in the hands of kidnappers, Emmanuel Adeniyi, an assistant commissioner of police, has been rescued by security operatives.
Adeniyi, the officer-in-charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCID) in Zamfara, was kidnapped along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road, Kaduna state and security operatives promised to ensure his freedom.
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