A former Senate member, Joseph Waku, has died.
According to an online medium, Premium Times, Waku passed on at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Sunday evening at the age of 72.
Mr Waku was the senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial District from 1999 to 2003.
He became a prominent member of the Arewa Consultative Forum shortly after leaving the Senate.
He hailed from Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, and was a vocal voice against the incessant killings of Tiv and other ethnic nationalities across central Nigerian by suspected herdsmen.
His wife and children survived him.