Former Nigerian president Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR a Second Republic President, is dead.
Shagari reportedly died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness.
The former president died at the age of 93.
His demise was announced on Twitter by both the governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwa and the former president’s grandson, Bello Shagari.
The governor wrote: “I regret to announce the death of former President Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja.”
Shagari was overthrown in a military coup by the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari in 1983.
Buhari would later be elected 32 years later in 2015 as a democratic president.