Colonel Bawa was said to have died at the age of 67 in a hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Friday. 

Speaking on behalf of the family, Aliyu Yawuri, cousin of the deceased said the late Bawa had suffered from typhoid which affected his intestine and warranted surgery. 

He is survived by his wife and children.

However, reacting to the death, the Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose described the death as “shocking and a great loss to the people of the state who are appreciative of the pioneering role he played as a leader.”