By Tayo Joseph Lagos
Brigadier General John Shagaya Rtd, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has died in a lone traffic crash that occurred at about 1445 hours along Langtang – Pankshin road on his way to Jos today , Sunday 11th February , 2018.
FRSC team from Langtang Unit Command were at the scene of the crash almost immediately after the crash. He was reportedly travelling in a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep with his driver and an orderly from Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. Preliminary report indicates that the driver lost control and hit a tree making the General to sustain an head injury that eventually led to his death. The two injured aides of the Major General are currently in Pankshin General Hospital while the corpse of General Shagaya has been deposited at the Air Force Hospital Mortuary in Jos. FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed his condolences to the family while appealing to other motorists to always avoid whatever could cause mishap on the highways.
The death has been announced of a Chieftain of the APC and onetime Minister of Internal Affairs, Brig Gen John Shagaya. He died today in a ghastly motor accident on his way to Jos from Langtang in Plateau State. His eldest son Colonel Nansak Shagaya, confirmed the incident. Until his death, General Shagari was a founding member of the ruling National Party, APC and also the pioneer Chairman of the Party in Plateau State. He was appointed Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS, kuru by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year. He has held various positions in Govt and the Military including General Officer Commanding First Mechanised Division Kaduna, ECOMOG commander in Liberia and longest serving Minister of Internal Affairs under General Ibrahim Babangida administration