Nafike Malafa Bala, a 47-year-old Nigerian man based in Canada, has died on his birthday.

Nafike, who was an alumnus of University of Jos died on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, which happened to be his birthday.

The circumstances surrounding his death was not mentioned. He is survived by wife, children, mother and siblings.

Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. One Peter Olusegun Ogundimu said he spoke to Nafike five hours before his death.

“Every death is sad but this one is so so sad & i’m still in utmost disbelief ……………
Hmmmmm !!!! Who knew ??” he wrote.

Who knew the last time we would see each other was on December 30th at our virtual high school party ???

Who knew the last time we would chat & cracked jokes was on your birthday, this past Tuesday, January 5th ???

Who knew I would later get a call at approx. 5 hours later about your demise ???
Who knew you would pass on your birthday, January 5th ???

Hmmm !!!! Only if I had known, I would have done a whole lot more with your bro. Am going to miss our heated political debates & more but going to cherish all the fun memories

You’re going to be greatly missed, Nafike Bala Malafa a.k.a Mallam Tanko !!!!
I pray that the Most High strengthen & comfort the families you left behind.
Till we see again to part no more Naf. Adieu !!!!