A member of the House of Representatives, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, is dead.

Business Hallmark learnt that the first term lawmaker who represents Magama/Rijau federal constituency of Niger State passed away this morning.

According to a reliable source, the lawmaker died in his sleep. Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the House, Benjamin Kaulu proved abortive at the time of filing this report.

More details later.