The Sokoto state Commissioner of Home Affairs, Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar III has died after a protracted illness.
Abubakar, who is a younger brother to Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III reportedly died on Wednesday.
He was once the Commissioner of Information during Governor Aminu Tambuwal first tenure in office.
He also served as Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA).
The deceased was survived by two wives and many children and has been buried according to Islamic rights.
Details of his death are still sketchy, as there is no official statement from the Sokoto state government.