The Peoples Democratic Party, Plateau State says it is saddened by the "very painful loss" of the State Government's Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Nanle.

News of the death of Mr. Nanle who was a loud critic of the opposition PDP long before the APC seized power in 2015 was received with "great shock", a statement on Wednesday says.

The statement by Mr. John Akans, the State publicity secretary of the party "commiserates with the wife, relations, friends, and, indeed, the government and people of the State over this painful loss a husband, father, brother, friend and public officer."

Mr. Nanle who was flown to an unnamed hospital in India last week for urgent medical care was reported to have died in the early hours of Wednesday.

No official announcement has been made on the demise but multiple sources I'm the Plateau State Government have confirmed the incident.