The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Baba Jibril is dead.

Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three-time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja.

One of his political associates, Mr Amuda Dan Sulaiman confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria.

He was, until his death, the Deputy Majority Leader of the house.

He was also a former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

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