Benue State was on Thursday thrown into mourning following the death of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Msen Sarwuan.
The lawmaker’s sudden death shocked the people of the state as many of them wept profusely on hearing the news of his demise. Sarwuan slumped and died during early morning exercise in Makurdi, the state capital.
A member of the family, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists, confirmed that the deceased, who was a one- time caretaker chairman of Buruku local government council, slumped and died during a “keep fit” exercise.
The family in a statement described the lawmaker’s death as shocking, saying he did not develop any sign of illness.