The Lamido of Gashaka in Gashaka, Taraba, Alhaji Hammangabdo Muhammadu Sambo, is dead. The Chiroma of Gashaka, Prince Mustapha Hammangabdo, said the chief died at the National Hospital in Abuja on Saturday night at the age of 81 years.
Late Hammangabdo was born in 1935 and became the Chief of Gashaka in 1965. He survived by about 70 children and several grandchildren.
He left behind his children are Mustapha Hammangabdo and Hajiya Batulu Hammangabdo, both served as commissioners under different administrations in Taraba.
Zubairu Hammangabdo, also a son, is currently serving as Special Adviser to Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba.