Family, friends and the people of Kaduna have been thrown into mourning as an ex governor of the State sadly passes away.
Retired AVM Mukhtar Mohammed, the erstwhile Military Governor of defunct Kaduna State, is dead.
According to Punch Metro, Mohammed died on Sunday night at a hospital in London following a protracted illness.
He was 73 years old.
A family source, Alhaji Lawal Musa, who confirmed the death to News Agency of Nigeria in Kano, said the remains of the deceased would be flown to Nigeria for burial.
The deceased was a one-time Minister of Housing and Urban Development and was a member of the Supreme Military Council.
He was also a member to the National Constitutional Conference in 2014.
Mohammed was the Military Governor of Kaduna State from 1978 to 1979.
He was a Chieftain of the Arewa Consultative Forum and also chairman, the board of directors of Freedom Radio, Kano.