The death has been announced of the Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Ignatious Longjan.
He passed away in the early hours of today Monday at a Turkish Hospital following a protracted illness.
Senator Ignatius Longjan was also the Deputy Governor in the state under Former Governor Jonah Jang from 2011 to 2015.
The deceased who was 74 years old was the Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism.
Meanwhile Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed deep shock over the death of Senator Longjan.
In a statement by his Director, Press and Public Affairs Makut Simon Macham, Governor Lalong said the death was not only a huge lost to his family and Senatorial District but to the State and country at large.
He described Senator Longjan as a humble man whose wealth of wisdom was always on display when he weighed on any issue that concerns his people.
Governor Lalong also recognized the enormous contributions of the deceased on the floor of the house where he represented his people with so much passion and projected the interest of Plateau State and the Nation in all his contributions.