JOS – Retired Col. John David Dungs, former military governor of Delta State, is dead, the deceased’s younger brother, Mr Sunday Dungs, said on Friday in Jos.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that “Col. Dungs is late. That is the only thing I can tell you for now.’’
The younger Dungs hung up thereafter, but family sources indicated that the retired army officer slumped in his Rayfield, Jos, residence.
The sources added that he died on the way to the hospital.
Dungs death had been particularly devastating for the family, who lost the father, Chief Dung Jok, last week.
Jok, the District Head of Riyom, in Plateau State, had not been buried as the son, David, died on Friday.
“The death is particularly shocking because Col. Dungs’ father is still in the mortuary, waiting to be buried,’’ Mr Dan Manjang, former Special Adviser (Media) to Gov. Jonah Jang, told NAN.
Dungs’ demise is also devastating for the Berom ethnic group, after the sudden death of former Senate President, John Wash Pam , on May 1.
Pam, 73, who was Deputy Senate President between 1979 and 1983, died at the National Hospital, Abuja.
The late senator, whose death was confirmed by his son, Ganan, and Special Assistant, Williams Chieshe, hailed from Foron in Barkin Ladi Local Government of Plateau State. (NAN)