A former governor of the defunct Gongola state, Wilberforce Juta is dead. He was reported to have died on Saturday morning, August 15, after a brief illness.

His death was confirmed by the incumbent Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who said he received the news with shock and grief.

Fintiri described the ex-governor as an elder statesman and an epitome of humaneness and prayed for God to grant the elder statesman eternal rest.

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