- The governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Sunday, October 2, lost his elder brother named Bappah Mohammed
- Mohammed, according to sources, died at an unnamed Turkish Hospital in Turkiye after a prolonged illness
- The deceased would be buried on Monday, October 3, in Turkey in accordance with Islamic rites, sources added
Turkey - Senator Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi state, has reportedly lost his elder brother, Bappah Mohammed.
The deceased, who served as Deputy Director at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) before his retirement about ten years ago, died in his late sixties.
According to The Punch, a source close to the family said Mohammed, who was also the Yeriman Duguri, died on Sunday, October 2, at a Turkish Hospital in Turkiye after a prolonged illness.
Legit.ng gathers that the deceased was survived by his wife, five children and two brothers namely; Adamu Mohammed, the Wakilin Bauchi and Governor Bala Mohammed.
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He would be buried in Turkey on Monday, October 2, in accordance with Islamic rites.
Governor Mohammed reacts to brother's death
Meanwhile, Legit.ng notes that Governor Mohammed has also announced the death of his brother on his Facebook page.
"We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return! Everything gained or lost belongs to Allah and to him he returns.
"Today we woke up with the loss of my brother and elder brother, Alhaji Abubakar Bappah Mohammed (Yariman Duguri).
"Such a great loss to us, the family and family of the late Prince considering the many integrity, vision and sacrifices he lived through.
"Oh Allah forgive Yarima's shortcomings, and make his departure good and us together."
Governor Akeredolu's mother dies in her sleep
In another related development, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state lost his mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu JP, in the early hours of Thursday, September 15.
The Ondo state governor announced the death in a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng.
Governor Akeredolu said his mother died peacefully in her sleep just as he announced that the burial announcement will be made by the family.
Huge tragedy as Nigerian deputy governor loses teenage daughter to road accident days after son's death
A statement signed by his press secretary, Hussaini Mai Suleh, in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Thursday, June 16, disclosed that Khadija Idi Barde Gubana (Siyama) died in an auto crash along Maiduguri-Kano Road.
According to the statement, Khadija died as a result of injuries she sustained from the accident.