Borno - Abba Ashigar, the Borno Head of Service (HOS), died in his sleep at his residence in the old GRA in Maiduguri on Monday.
In a statement on Monday in Maiduguri, the Chief of Service to Gov. Kashim Shettima, Abubakar Kyari, said 59-year-old Ashigar was hale and hearty before he went to bed on Sunday night.
``He was full of life yesterday when we saw him in the evening; we were shocked to hear that he was dead this morning’’.
He said the state government had declared Monday as a work-free day to mourn the death of the Head of Service.
He said that the holiday was to allow workers pay their last respect to the late HOS.
Kyari added that the remains of Ashigar would be buried by 2.00 p.m. on Monday in Maiduguri.