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Woman Slumps, Dies In Niger Governor’s Office

Channels Television  
Updated January 7, 2014

A 46 year-old woman, Hajiya Bilkisu Mahmoud, slumped and died in the office of the Niger State Governor, Muazu Aliyu on Monday.

Sources told Channels Television in Minna that the woman, a mother of three, had waited several hours to see the Governor, but was denied access to see him because he was said to have a lot of files to treat due to the New Year break.

She was later allowed to see the Governor after much pleading and while in the Governor’s Office she slumped and died.

The woman who was suspected to be asthmatic was immediately rushed to the Minna General Hospital where doctors confirmed her dead.

All attempts to get an official statement from the State Government proved abortive, as all officials of the state avoided attempts to get them to comment.

She retired from the State Civil Service three years ago and until her death, was a staff of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency.