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Tragedy As Former Nigerian Senator Dies After Brief Illness

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The Niger state government has expressed shock over the death of a retired deputy inspector general of police, Nuhu Aliyu Aliyu who represented Niger North Senatorial Zone of Niger was regarded as a well-respected elder statesman The late senator was one of the founding fathers and a frontline member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state.

The death of the former legislator has been confirmed by the Niger state government. The secretary to the Niger state government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, described Aliyu’s death as a huge loss.

A family source told This Day that the retired police officer will be buried at the Barnawa burial ground in Kaduna at 2pm Wednesday, August 4, according to Islamic injunctions. The late politician was the first chieftain of the People Democratic Party in Niger state before being elected into the Senate in 1999 and was re-elected to the same position in 2003 and 2007.

Aliyu who was also a retired deputy inspector general of police died on Wednesday, August 4, after a brief illness. He was aged 79 years.

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