Nigeria’s ambassador to Morocco, Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, is dead. He was aged 42
Bamalli was survived by a wife and two children.
He was appointed ambassador by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2022.
Before his appointment, he was a deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He held the traditional title of Magajin Garin Zazzau until his death and was the younger sibling of the Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna.
A statement from the media and publicity officer of the Zazzau emirate council said Bamalli died at a private hospital in Lagos while in transit to Morocco.
The statement read: “Funeral prayers will be announced later.”
A family member, Suraj Bamalli also said: “Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. We’ve lost the beautiful soul of HE Mal. Mansur Nuhu Bamalli (Magajin Garin Zazzau) to the cold hands of death. Please do include him in your prayers.”