By Nura Ismail
The death has been announced of the Catholic bishop of Zaria, Most Rev Dr George Jonathan Dodo.
His death was announced in a statement made available to Adadareporters in Kaduna on Friday.
The statement, signed by Rev Fr Abraham Bisan Nake, the diocesan vice chancellor, said the bishop died today after a brief illness.
Bishop Dodo is the pioneer bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Zaria, according to the statement.