A two-time senator from Katsina State, Kanti Bello, is dead.
He died in the early hours of Tuesday, in Abuja, aged 72.
Mr. Bello, represented Daura Senatorial Zone between 2003-2007 and 2007-2011, and was also the pioneer Managing Director of Katsina Steel Rolling Mill.
His death was confirmed by Kabir Faskari, a younger brother to former Katsina State Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Faskari.
“I am directed to inform everybody that we lost Senator Kanti Bello early hours of this mourning (Tuesday) at Abuja. Burial arrangement will be announced later,” he said.
A former Chairman of Ingawa Local Government, Sabi’u Tukur, also confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Bello had reportedly been battling ill health before his demise on Tuesday.