Rivers ex-military governor, Ukpo, is dead

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.

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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.

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