Former Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State, north-east Nigeria, has been reported dead. He was 55.
Suntai, as the pilot of a helicopter owned by his state, was involved in a crash in 2012. Two or three of his crew members died but Suntai received brain and other injuries. He never fully recovered and was sentenced to a wheel chair.
A commissioner in his administration, Mr Emmanuel Bello, confirmed that Suntai died Wednesday morning at his home.