A former Military Governor of Rivers State, Brigadier-General Anthony Ukpo, has died.
The PUNCH reports that Ukpo, who hailed from Yala Local Government Area in Cross River State, died on Monday morning after a prolonged illness.
Leonard Anyogu, the Secretary of the Ogoja State Creation Committee, which was chaired by Ukpo, confirmed the death.
Anyogu said Ukpo, who was also the Minister of Information during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida (retd), died in a hospital.
“I can confirm that the former Milad died this morning. He died in a hospital this morning. It is very sad. Cross River State has lost an asset,” Anyogo said.