Former Internal Affairs Minister, John Shagaya Dies In Auto Crash
The death has been announced of former Internal Affairs Minister, General John Shagaya (rtd).
According to Chief Dan Dandur, former Chairman, Langtang North Local Government in Plateau, Shagaya died in a road accident while travelling alongside his dribver and orderly.
“Shagaya died in a road crash today; we are right now with the corpse at the Air Force Military Hospital, Jos,” Dandur told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in a telephone interview.
Dandur said that the 75-year-old retired army general was on his way to Jos from his village in Langtang, when the accident occurred at Amper in Kanke Local Government of the State.
Dandur described Shagaya’s death as “shocking and unbelievable”.
“His death is too sudden. I just can’t believe that he has left us,” Dandur, who holds the traditional title of “Baraya Langtang”, told NAN.
Born in Langtang North, on Sept. 2, 1942, Shagaya served as minister of internal affairs under military President Ibrahim Babangida, and represented Plateau South in the senate from 2007-2011.
Until his demise, he was a chieftain of the APC in Plateau State.