Chairman of Gummi Local Government Council of Zamfara, Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad, is dead.
Special Adviser to the state governor on Media, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, confirmed the death to newsmen on Monday in Sokoto.
Dosara said Muhammad died at the age of 49, on Sunday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, after a protracted illness.
The local council Information Officer, Malam Abubakar Umar, also told newsmen that the late chairman left behind one wife and seven children.
Umar said Muhammad has been buried according to Islamic rites at his home town Gummi, the headquarters of Gummi local government area on Monday.
The burial was attended by top government officials of the state.
The news came one week after the caretaker committee chairman of Zaki local government area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Yalwaji Sakwa, died in a car accident.