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Just in: Ex-Nigerian Senator Kanti Bello is dead

Saraki mourns Sen. Kanti Bello
Late Sen Kanti-Bello

A two-time senator from Katsina State, Kanti Bello, is dead.

He reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, in Abuja. Associates said he was 72.

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Mr. Bello, who represented Daura Senatorial Zone between 2003-2007 and 2007-2011, was the pioneer Managing Director of Katsina Steel Rolling Mill.

Kabir Faskari, a younger brother to former Katsina State Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Faskari, confirmed the death in a statement.

“I am directed to inform everybody that we lost Senator Kanti Bello early hours of this mourning (Tuesday) at Abuja. Burial arrangement will be announced later,” he said.