A federal high court judge, Justice Peter Mallong, is dead.
Mr Mallong died on Sunday after a brief illness in Abuja.
The FHC chief registar, Hassan Amida Sulaiman, announced the death in a statement Monday morning.
“It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of our own, Hon Justice Peter Hoommuk Mallong, a judge of the Federal High Court, who passed away on Sunday unexpectedly after a brief illness in Abuja,” said the statement.
It added, “We will miss him more than words can express. Funeral arrangements will be communicated to the public in due time.”