Another Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Mustapha Bukar, is dead.
Family sources said Mr Bukar, who represented Katsina North (Daura Zone) in the Senate, died on Wednesday morning after a brief illness.
Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Details of the place or hospital where he died are sketchy as at time of filing this report.
A civil engineer by training, Mr Bukar was born in Daura on December 31, 1954.
The death occurred barely a week after the passing of a member representing Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe, Umar Buba Jibril.
Also, on March 17, a senator representing Bauchi South, Ali Wakili, died at the age of 58 after a brief illness.