A former Minister of Internal Affairs during the administration of President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Gen. John Shagaya, has been reported dead.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy, The PUNCH learnt that he died on Sunday in an auto crash while traveling from Lantang to Jos, Plateau State.

His corpse has been reportedly taken to the mortuary.

Shagaya was, before his death, chairman, Governing Board of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in Jos; and his last public assignment was about two weeks ago in Abuja.

President of Middle Belt Youth Council, Emma Zopmal, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH.

He said, “Yes, it is true. Shagaya was involved in auto crash while coming to Jos from Lantang.

“One of the front tyres of his car burst and he died. You can quote me.

“My friend, Satmak, who was very close to him and the family was the one that called to tell me that John Shagaya is dead.

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