Alhaji Sani Bello, a member of the House of Representatives representing Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency in Katsina State, is dead.
Bello died on Wednesday at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano during a protracted illness.
He died at the age of 48 and is survived by three wives and many children.
The deceased has since been buried according Islamic rites in his hometown, Mashi in Katsina State.
The Chief Imam of Mashi, Malam Nura Mashi, led the funeral prayer attended by dignitaries, including the Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Mustapha Inuwa; the state Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Salisu Majigiri; politicians; government functionaries; and traditional rulers.
It would be recalled that the member was kidnapped some months ago while driving to his farm in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, but was later released.