Kaduna state

A former Military Governor of old Kaduna State, retired AVM Mukhtar Mohammed, has died in a London hospital at the age of 73, the family has confirmed.

A family source, Alhaji Lawal Musa, who confirmed the death in Kano on Monday, said Mohammed died on Sunday night after a long illness.

Musa said the corpse would be flown home for burial.

Mohammed was once Minister of Housing and Urban Development and a member of the Supreme Military Council in 1975.

He was military Governor of Kaduna State from 1978 to 1979.

Mohammed was a member of the National Constitutional Conference in 2014, a chieftain of Arewa Consultative Forum and the Chairman, Board of Directors of Freedom Radio, Kano.

He is survived by a wife and six children.

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