The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has warned his deputy, Mahdi Aliyu not to dare him.
Matawalle gave the warning on Saturday, July 17, when reacting to a political rally that the deputy governor held to reaffirm his loyalty to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The statement quoted Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state as announcing, with utter sadness, the death of the retired general.
He said that the deceased sacrificed his life in the service of humanity. Governor Badaru prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss, The Nation also reported.
General Aliyu served as the military administrator of Jigawa state under General Sani Abacha regime.