Late Prof. Dakum Shon

Jos, Nigeria: The first Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Prof. Dakum Shon is dead.

Mr. Shon died on Tuesday at an Indian hospital where he’d been admitted, family sources say.

The exact nature of the illness has not been revealed, but sources say the renowned politician battled it for long.

No official statement has been released by his family, but the Mupun Development Association, his tribal group has confirmed the incident.