Senator Khalifa Zanna is dead

It ha been confirmed from a family member that Senator Khalifa Zanna of Borno State died this morning. Senator Zanna had a prolonged battle with liver cancer, and had been receiving treatment in Germany and the United States.

Zanna was a tireless advocate for the people of the North East as they faced the Boko Haram onslaught. Several times, he clashed with the government of President Goodluck Jonathan over what he called the President’s ineptitude in handling the Boko Haram sect. He complained that the government was not doing all it could to protect Nigerians.

Senator Zanna just won reelection during the March 28th general election under the All Progressive Congress. He is 60 years old.



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