A former military governor of Katsina state, Colonel John Yahaya Madaki, is dead.
Madaki born in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger state, was Katsina governor from December 1989 to January 1992.
The deceased was commanding officer of the 123 Guards Battalion at Ikeja during the 1985 coup which brought General Ibrahim Babangida to power.
Madaki was an influential member of the Catholic Church and was a holder of the Order of St. Gregory (KSG) awarded by the Pope in 2009.
Katsina state Governor, Aminu Masari, has expressed sadness over the demise.
He said Madaki’s passing would reverberate beyond his military constituency.
Masari, in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, described late Colonel Madaki as a gallant officer and gentleman who was totally committed to the military institution and any duty assigned to him…