The first military administrator of Kaduna State Mouktar Muhammed has died in a London Hospital, Sunday evening Premium Times quoted a Facebook post by his younger brother, Faruk Dalhatu.
According to Mr. Dalhatu, the former senior military officer died of cancer.
The retired military officer was the first governor of Kaduna State after its creation in 1977 by the military administration of Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo.
He had earlier served as the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Environment from 1976 to 1977, following the coup that brought Murtala Mohammed to power, in which he played a role.
Mr. Muhammed was famously head of one of the military tribunals that tried second republic politicians suspected of corruption under the military administration of Muhammadu Buhari, from1983 to 1985.
From 2002, he spearheaded activities of The Buhari Organisation, TBO, a political group that championed the aspiration of Mr. Buhari to become Nigeria’s civilian president.
In 2016 he was named as chairman of the governing council of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Until his death, Mr. Muhammed, who held the title of Wazirin Dutse was deputy chairman of the Board of Trustees of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF.
He was also chairman of Kano-based Freedom Radio.