Sokoto Rep Jelani Danbuga dies after brief illness
Adulkadir Jelani Danbuga, the APC lawmaker representing Isa-Sabon Birni federal constituency of Sokoto in the House of Reps is dead
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga, a House of Representative member representing Isa-Sabon Birni federal constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is dead.
Daily Trust reported that another lawmaker, Aminu Almustapha (aka Boza), confirmed the death of his colleague died around 12:30 am on Wednesday after a brief illness.
He reportedly died after a brief admission in the hospital around Tuesday noon.
“His remains would be taken to the National Mosque for the bathing ritual after which it would be flown to Sokoto for burial around 11am,” Almustapha said.
Danbuga had pledged to ensure the safe return of 5000 people from his constituency living as refugees in the Niger Republic as a result of banditry when he was campaigning for election into the House of Representatives.
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“As you are fully aware all the over 5000 internally displaced persons stationed in Niger Republic are from my constituency, and we cannot afford to sooner lose their presence in their communities.
“Upon return to their communities, we will provide them with farming implements, seeds, and irrigation machines to commence farming activities.
“I am also an internally displaced person, I have to run from my Unguwar Lalle village in Sabon Birni Local Government Area to seek refuge in Sokoto metropolis after bandits attacked my residence and killed my Police security in 2021.”
However, Danbuga who is survived by two wives, many children and grandchildren could not actualise the promise before his death.