Nigeria’s ambassador to Morocco, Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, has died at the age of 42. Bamalli was appointed ambassador by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2022. Before his appointment, he was a deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He held the traditional title of Magajin Garin Zazzau until his death and was the younger sibling of the Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna.
A statement from the media and publicity officer of the Zazzau emirate council said Bamalli died at a private hospital in Abuja while in transit to Morocco. “Funeral arrangements will be communicated later,” the statement read.