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Mark, Saraki, others mourn Borno Senator, Zanna

By The Citizen
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The Senate President, Senator David Mark, has lamented the death of Senator Ahmed Zanna who passed on Saturday in Abuja.

The death of Zanna who, until his demise, was the senator representing Borno Central, came barely four days to the valedictory session for the late Senator Uche Chukwumerije who died on April 19.

The Senate President, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, said the death of  Zanna was one too many.

A statement by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, stated that   the deceased died in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday in Abuja.He said that the Senate was shocked over Zanna's death at the time it was about to round off the 7th session, adding that the late senator would be remembered for his love for his state, particularly the people of senatorial district.

In a tribute, Senator Bukoka Saraki, a contender for the Senate presidency, mourned Zannah, saying his demise is a great loss not only to Borno State, but also Nigeria as a whole.The former governor of Kwara State, in a condolence message  by his media aide,Bamikole Omishore, said he was deeply saddened over the death of Zannah .  He described the deceased as an exemplary leader who will be dearly missed.  In another tribute, member representing Bogoro/Das/Tafawa-Balewa federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, expressed shock on the death of Zannah.In a statement in Abuja, Dogara described Zannah's death as a great loss to Nigeria