Elder statesman and politician, Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule, is dead.
According to available information, Dr. Sule died on Monday in Cairo, Egypt.
He was said to have died in an hospital while undergoing treatment.
A statement by the family said the Dan Masanin of Kano died following a brief illness.
The statement, signed by N. A. Shariff, said: “With a sorrowful heart, we announce the death of Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano this morning.
“He died in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt following a brief illness. We pray that Allah grants his soul eternal rest.”