A former Nigerian envoy to the Central African Republic, Amb. Yahaya Tabari is dead.

Tabari died in an auto-crash on Monday night on Kaduna-Zaria expressway.

A close relation to the family, Alhaji Abdurrahman Nuhu-Bayero told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria on Tuesday that the deceased died at the age of 64.

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He said Tabari had worked with Nigerian Foreign Mission in several countries including Saudi Arabia, Benin Republic and Central Africa Republic among others.

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Nuhu-Bayero said that the funeral prayer for the deceased would hold at his family residence in Rimin-Kambari, Zaria city by 2:00p.m.

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Tabari is survived by a wife, Hajiya Binta and five children.