Umar Buba Jibril, the House of Representatives member, representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency is dead. He was 58 years old.

Jibril, a three time member of the house, died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja, one of his political associates, Mr Amuda Dan Sulaiman confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) .

He was until his death, the Deputy Majority Leader of the house, as a member of the All Progressives Congress.

He was also a former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello expressed “deep shock” over the demise of Jibril, who he described as one of the state’s most astute politicians.

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