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Former Plateau Senator dies at 72

Senator Sati Gogwim, who represented Plateau Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly between 2007-2011 is dead.

The younger brother of the deceased, Williams Gogwim disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pankshin on Wednesday.

“My brother has been sick since last year and in December he left the country for treatment abroad and only returned on Sunday, April 4.

“He came back a little bit stronger, until this morning when he had health crisis, which compelled us to rush him to Rayfield Medical Centre.

”Unfortunately on getting there he was confirmed dead,” he said.

Williams said the family had taken his death in good faith, adding that as true Christians, they believed God called him home.

“We are going to miss him, his love and warm as a brother, father, uncle and supporter,” he said.

Williams said that the family was shocked over his demise and would discuss the funeral soon.

Gogwim, who lost to Sen. Joshua Dariye in 2011 hailed from Dawaki village in Kanke Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau.

He retired as a Major in the Nigerian Army before joining politics and became a senator in 2007.

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