The Chairman, Northern Elders Forum, Prof Ango Abdullahi, has lost his eldest son, Isah Ango Abdullahi.
Isah, until his death was a staff member of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Abuja,
A family source, who confirmed the sad development, said Isah died in Abuja on Thursday evening after a brief illness.
He said his corpse would be brought to Zaria today for funeral prayers. The prayers will be held at Haruna Danja Juma’at Mosque at about 1.30pm.
The deceased is survived by a wife and children.