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Re-Elected Borno Senator, Ahmed Zannah, Dies

Senator Ahmed Zannah
Senator Ahmed Zannah

Senator Ahmed Zannah, who was re-elected in the April, 2015 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Borno Central Senatorial District, is dead. He died today at the age of 60 after a brief illness.
Zannah who is a ranking senator, was once quoted as saying that he knew where the the female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno were being kept by members of Boko Haram who abducted them last year. He is the fifth senator to die while still in the Senate.
Others who have died include Gyang Datung, representing Plateau North, Pius Ewherido, representing Delta Central, Awaisu Kuta, representing Niger East and Uche Chukwumerije, representing Abia North.
Zannah is a successful businessman, and a member of the board of many federal establishments.
In 2000, he was in the board of the National Electrical Power Authority (NEPA). In 2007, Zannah was one of the organisers of the Democratic Women Forum, an organisation that supported the political aspirations of former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida.
He was also a member of the Power Sector Reform Committee.

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