A former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hamza Idris Malikawa, has died in Kano State.
Malikawa’s younger brother, Rilwanu, confirmed his death to us on Tuesday.
He said the retired police officer died on Monday.
Riliwanu, who is also the media officer of Kano Pillars FC, said, “He was admitted to the hospital three days. He died yesterday (Monday). He is a diabetic patient.”
We gathered that the deceased would be buried in Kano on Tuesday.
Mourning the deceased, Pillars tweeted, “Our thought and prayers are with the family of the Media Officer of our darling club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, who lost his brother, former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hamza Idris Malikawa. He would be buried this morning in Kano. May his soul rest in peace!”
We had on Monday reported that an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Atiku Nagodi, also died in Kano State on Monday.
Nagodi, 54, until his death, was the Mobile Squadron Commander 9, Police Mobile Force in Kano.
Scores of elite and prominent people have lost their lives to a yet-to-be-identified disease in Kano.