Alhaji Hammangabdo Muhammadu Sambo, has died at the age of 81 on Saturday, October 22.
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The Chiroma of Gashaka, Prince Mustapha Hammangabdo, confirmed the death of his father via a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, October 23.
He said that the ace chief died on Saturday, October 22 at the National Hospital in Abuja.
Mustapha disclosed that the remains of the deceased will be flown to the Jalingo Airport en route Serti, Headquarters of Gashaka Local Government Council for burial on Sunday.
The late Hammangabdo was born in 1935 and became the Chief of Gashaka in 1965. He was survived by 70 children and several grandchildren.
Amongst his children, the most prominent are Mustapha and Hajiya Batulu Hammangabdo, both of whom served as commissioners under different administrations in Taraba state.
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Another of his sons, Zubairu Hammangabdo, is currently serving as Special Adviser to Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba.
May his soul rest in peace.