GUSAU – The death has occurred of the pioneer National Chairman of Action Congress, Alhaji Hassan Zurmi.
Zurmi died in a private hospital in Kaduna after suffering from severe hypertension.
According to one of his friends, Malam Salisu Maradun, the deceased died on Friday night after his return from a journey.
Zurmi, 49, survived by one wife and five children and had been buried in Gusau according to Islamic rites.
Alhaji Mamuda Shinkafi, a former governor of Zamfara, and other top politicians in the state were among those present at his burial.
Zurmi was until three months ago when he resigned to run for a higher political office, the commissioner of Commerce and Industry under Gov. Abdulaziz Yari. (NAN)