BREAKING: The first civilian executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead

The death of the elder statesman was announced by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his Twitter handle.

“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.ETh Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after a brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he tweeted.

The deceased was president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, before he was overthrown in a military coup by Muhammadu Buhari, the current president of Nigeria.

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