The spokesperson to Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, Mallam Isa Gusau, has died at an Indian hospital.
Gusau, who was also the spokesperson to the present Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima when he was the governor of Borno State, was on admission at the Indian hospital for over a month in a battle for life.
He had his last breath on Thursday in a specialist hospital in New Delhi after protracted illness, according to a source who would not like to be quoted.
The source said: “We have lost Isa to the cold hands of death; he was unconscious for about three days, we were all praying for his recovery but it was quite unfortunate that we lost him this evening Thursday) in the hospital in New Delhi, India.”
Gusau was said to be actively involved in the publicity of the governor right from his sick bed in India, issuing statements to promote his boss.
There had yet to be official confirmation of his death as of press time but the social media was awash with the news of his demise.
It was not clear whether hus corpse would be brought home for interment or it would be buried in India in accordance with Islam rites