Former deputy police commissioner Hamza Idris Malikawa died in Kano.
His death was confirmed by Malikawa’s younger brother, Riluanu.
He said the retired police officer died on Monday.
Rilianu, who is also a media officer of Kano Pillars fc said: “He was hospitalised for three days. He died on Monday. He has diabetes.”
Pillars mourn the deceased and tweeted, “Our thought and prayers are with the family of the Media Officer of our darling club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, who lost his brother, former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hamza Idris Malikawa. He would be buried this morning in Kano. May his soul rest in peace!”
Dozens of elites and celebrities have lost their lives due to unknown diseases in Kano.