A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher, has died.
Mr. Musdapher died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 75.
Dahiru Musdapher was appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011. He served as Chief Judge of the Kano State Judiciary from 1979 to 1985, and as a member of the Court of Appeal from 1985 until 2003.
The cause of his death was not immediately clear but family members took to social media to break the news.
“My elder brother Justice Dahiru Musdapher former CJN passed on tonight,” Muneer Musdapher, a younger brother of the former CJN wrote on Facebook.