The immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Aliyu Akwe-Doma, is said to have passed on.
He died after a brief illness at a foreign hospital in Israel, a nephew Ahmed Bako, told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday evening.
It was learnt that already, sympathisers have gathered at Mr. Akwe-Doma’s house in Orozo, Karshi district of Abuja.
Akwe-Doma was the the governor of Nasarawa State between 2007 to 2011. He was then defeated by incumbent Governor Umaru Al-makura.
Meanwhile, Twitter has begun to react to his death.
Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihir-Raji’un! Allah!! My sources say former Nassarawa state Governor Aliyu Akwe Doma, is dead in ISREAL hospital.. Not in the news yet!! pic.twitter.com/cLMIH0kIRL
— Saleh Shehu Ashaka (@AshakaSaleh) March 6, 2018
Received the death of the immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State (2007-2011) Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma (Madauchin Doma) with shock.
May Allah grant him eternal rest and give the immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.
— Abdul Rasheed (@RealAbdulrashid) March 6, 2018
May the soul of Alh Aliyu Akwe Doma madauchin doma rest in peace. May Allah grant him jannah and forgive his sins….. Ameen Ameen..
— Surv. Ahmad Adra (@bilkissadra) March 6, 2018
The immediate past governor of Nasarawa State, Aliyu Akwe-Doma, is dead. May jannatul firdaus be his final abode
— AA (@Abberhty2) March 6, 2018