The director of Press and Public Affairs in the Plateau state government house, Dr. Emmanuel Samuel Nanle, has died.

According to reports, Nanle died in a hospital in India in the early hours of today, September 12th, after a protracted battle with colon cancer and enlargement of the large intestine.

Confirming his death, the Senior Special Assistant to governor Simon Lalong (Media and Publicity), Mark Longyen, said

“Yes, it is true; DOPPA-Director of Press and Public Affairs (Dr. Emmanuel Samuel Nanle) is dead. He was flown abroad, specifically India, last week. Two weeks ago, the sickness degenerated. The sickness wasn’t too clear. The official information is that he died in an Indian Hospital this night. He’s from Pankshin. The thing got worse last week and was flown out.”

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