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Danbaba Suntai, former Taraba gov, is dead

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Former governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai, is dead.

According to TheCable.ng, Suntai died on Wednesday, at his Houston residence during rehabilitation for brain injuries from the plane crash he was involved in 2012.

Emmanuel Bello, a former commissioner of information in the state, confirmed the report of Suntai’s death.

The 55-year-old former governor of Taraba state came into politics in the late 1980s, when he was elected chairman of Bali local government, and led the people from 1989 to 1993).

He rose through the ranks in the Taraba state civil service, where he eventually became the director-general of the Taraba state ministry of agriculture and national resources from 1994 to 1996.

In 2012, Suntai was piloting a Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ, owned by the state government, which crashed in Yola, Adamawa state, leaving the governor in a critical state of health.

He was flown out of the country for further treatment after emergency aid at a private hospital within Adamawa.

The governor was said to be recuperating from a severe brain damage, before dying on Wednesday.

 

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