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Babangida Suntai, the younger brother of the late former Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai is dead.


He passed away Saturday evening in Abuja, hours after the burial of the late former governor.

Babangida had been rushed to the nation’s capital last week for treatment.

His brother, Suntai died on June 28 in Orlando, Florida, United States while undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries he sustained during a plane crash on October 25, 2012.

His remains were laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown, Suntai in Bali Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Darius Ishaku described the late Suntai, as an epitome of humility with great sense of humour and passion for the development of the state.

Ishaku thanked all Nigerians, especially those who stood by the late governor during his trying moment and in death.

He said that the love they showed him was a great source of strength to the family and the people of the state.

The governor urged Suntai’s family to be consoled by the legacies and virtues of the late icon, who he said would be remembered by people for what he believed and stood for.



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