The Senator representing Katsina North Central District, Engineer Mustapha Bukar is dead.
The Senator, also known as Madawakin Daura, reportedly died Wednesday morning in Abuja.
Kanta Bukar, the younger brother of the deceased, confirmed the death and said that Bukar died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja.
He said the deceased was survived by two wives and 12 children, including Dr Ibrahim Bukar of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He said the deceased would be buried in Daura today.
Bukar described the death of his elder brother as an irreplaceable loss to the family, the state and the nation in general, stressing he was a bridge builder.