A lawmaker recently elected in the just concluded general elections from Chibok to the Borno State House of Assembly, Mr Nuhu Clark, is dead.
Clark died in India on Monday, while undergoing treatment.
The state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Babakura Abba Jato, disclosed this in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
Abbajatau said the state government would soon make an official statement after speaking with the family of the deceased.
The Borno State Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, described the death as a huge loss to his immediate family, people of Southern Borno and the state at large.
Kadafur described the death as a great loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in view of his outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the state.
He commiserated with the immediate family of the late politician, and prayed to the Almighty God to give the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Clark was a former Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation before resigning on April 25, 2022, to contest the Chibok State Constituency election on the platform of APC.