Borno elder statesman and former military governor of North Central State, Abba Kyari, has passed on.

Kyari, retired brigadier general, died on Sunday in Abuja after a brief illness.

He was 80.

His eldest son, Abubakar Kyari, current senator, confirmed the death of the respected Borno elder.

He said his father would be buried in Maiduguri at about 4pm Monday (today).

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condoled the family of the late military governor and governments of the states he served.

In a message to the the government and people of Kaduna, Katsina and Borno states on Sunday evening, President Buhari said, “We are extremely saddened by the news of General Abba Kyari’s passing away, an officer and a gentleman for whom we have a lot respect.”

He prayed Allah to accept his soul, and grant fortitude to the family and friends he left behind to bear the loss.

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