On a day Nigeria is celebrating her 57th anniversary, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is mourning.

The association has announced the death of a former National President of the association, Dauda Mohammed.

Mohammed, aged 38, was said to have passed away after a protracted illness.

NANS’ President, Comrade Chinonso Obasi, said Mohammed died on Sunday enroute India where he had gone for medical treatment.

Obasi said that the mail sent to him by Artemis Group of Hospitals, Delhi, India indicated that Mohammed passed on five minutes before landing at Delhi Airport.

Born in 1979, Mohammed was NANS’ President from 2011 to 2012; he attended the University of Jos.