A former governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, who was involved in a plane crash in October 2012, is dead. Following some complications as a result of the accident, he died in Houston, Florida on Wednesday. Suntai, 56, had since the plane crash been receiving treatment in hospitals across the world.

Mr. Emmanuel Bello, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Public Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday. Bello added that information on when the remains of the former governor would be conveyed back to Nigeria will be released later.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, have expressed their sympathy over Suntai’s death. In a press statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, Dogara prayed the Almighty God to comfort his immediate family.

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