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Borno's First Civilian Governor Dead

Muhammed Goni, the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead.

The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29.

A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death.

He told Premium Times;

“We have lost our beloved elder this evening.“We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a small blessing from Allah. May his soul rest in peace.

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