The death has been announed of the Chairman of Gummi Local Government Council of Zamfara, Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad.

The Special Adviser to the state governor on Media, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, confirmed the death to newsmen on Monday in Sokoto.

Dosara said the deceased died on Sunday at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, after a protracted illness.

The local council Information Officer, Malam Abubakar Umar, also told newsmen that the late chairman left behind one wife and seven children.

Umar said Muhammad was aged 49 and has been buried according to Islamic rites at his home town Gummi, the headquarters of Gummi local government area on Monday.

The burial was attended by top government officials of the state.