Babagana Wakil, the Chief of Staff to Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, is dead.
The state government announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
Details of his death were, however, not disclosed.
But First News learnt that Wakil died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital of yet-to-be disclosed ailment.
The government said the remains of the deceased will be buried today in consonance with Islamic rites.
The statement read, “Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Jana’iza of late chief of staff, Dr Babagana Wakil is to hold 4pm today at his extended family residence in Shehuri North, Maiduguri.
“May Allah, Subhanahu Wa ta’ala, in His infinite mercy, forgive his shortcomings, admit him into aljanna and give his family the strength to bear our collective loss.”