Posted by Garba Ahmad, Kaduna | 18 February 2014 | 7,212 times

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The death, this afternoon, of Kaduna political heavyweight, Senator Isaiah Balat, came after a brief illness.

The former Minister of Works who was until his death Special Adviser on Political Matters to Vice President Namadi Sambo, died at the National Hospital, Abuja, the Nigeria capital city.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ben Bako, was quoted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service as saying that Balat died while receiving treatment after a brief illness.

As reflected in our breaking news on the tragic development, Balat’s close family sources had confirmed to our reporter that he died around 2pm in Abuja.

The cause of death is yet to be disclosed.

•Photo shows late Senator Isaiah Balat.

Source: News Express

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