Taraba Speaker Haruna Tsokwa Is Dead

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assemby, Haruna Tsokwa died of an undisclosed ailment on Monday morning, at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.

Mr. Tsokwa’s age is unknown at this time.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mr. Tsokwa took ill last Thursday and was rushed to hospital.

Kefas Sule, spokesperson Acting Governor Garba Umar confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Tsokwa had passed on.

The late Speaker, who was a staunch supporter of the acting state governor, Garuba Umar, in the on-going battle for the state, escaped death on the 19th of September following an ambush by unknown gunmen, along the Jos-Abuja road.

Although he escaped the ambush unhurt, some of the policemen travelling with him sustained gunshot wounds.

He attended Federal University of Technology, Yola.

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