A member of the House of Representatives, Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, has reportedly died in Abuja after a brief illness.
Premium Times reports that the lawmaker who represents Magama/Rijau federal constituency of Niger state died on Monday morning, December 2.
The newspaper citing a close associate of the lawmaker stated that Illiyasu in his sleep.
“He came back from Lagos last night, went to sleep but did not wake up,” The source said.
Auna died at the Maitama General Hospital in Abuja.
According to Naijapalaba.com, Auna’s death was confirmed by another lawmaker from Niger state, Sa’idu Musa Abdullahi who said the deceased came back from a trip to Lagos on Sunday night, December 1, and died early on Monday, December 2.