Shehu Shagari is dead. He died at the age of 93.

His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari.

Bello Shagari tweeted:

I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.

The moment Bello Shagari announced that the former president Shehu Shagari is dead, consolatory messages have been pouring in from friends, families and associates.

Umar Kaltungo‏ wrote:

Breaking!! Inna Lillahi wa’ina Ilaihin Raji’un! Sources from the National Hospital just informed me that Former President SHEHU SHAGARI IS DEAD. He died a few minutes ago. May Allah grant him Aljannat Firdausi