Plateau Reps member, son die in auto crash

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THE lawmaker representing Jos/North Bassa, Haruna Maitala, is dead.

He died at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, Nasarawa State, following an auto crash involving his car along the Abuja-Jos Road.

Maitala’s death was confirmed by his media aide, Joseph Adudu, in a statement issued this morning.

The statement read, ” “This is to announce the death of Honourable Haruna Maitala which occurred yesterday, 2nd April, 2021 as a result of fatal car accident on his way to Jos from Abuja.

“Until his death, Haruna Maitala was the member representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency in the National Assembly.

“He would be buried this (Saturday) morning according to Islamic rites.

“May God forgive his sins and grants him Aljanna fidau.”

Maitala is now the fifth member of the red chamber to have died in the ninth assembly.

He died barely a month after the house lost Hassan Yuguda, who represented Gwaram federal constituency.