Ex-Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu is dead
A former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, is dead.
It was learnt that Mantu died on Monday night in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness. He was aged 74.
A family source in his home town of Mangu, Plateau State, confirmed his demise in Jos on Tuesday.
The source said, ” Yes, it’s true. We just received the news of his demise last night at a hospital in Abuja.
“He has been ill occasionally for some time and when he came to Jos last weekend, the illness started again and he was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he could not make it. We will miss him.”
His close associate and former Commissioner for Information in Plateau State, Yiljap Abraham, who expressed sadness over his demise, described the senator as an open minded communal and national politician who operated beyond religious and ethnic bounds.