All Nigeria Latest News reports that veteran Hausa actor Usman Baba Pategi, better known as Samanja, is dead. 

Samanja died in the early hours of Sunday morning at a private hospital in Kaduna State after a prolonged illness. 

The veteran actor served in the Nigerian Army before retiring to work for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Kaduna. 

All Nigeria Latest News reports that the late Kannywood actor passed away at the age of 84, leaving behind two wives and twelve children.

According to a statement issued by one of his sons, Mohammad Usman, the late actor’s funeral prayer will be held at the Kabala Costain mosque in the Kaduna metropolis, in accordance with an Islamic injunction.

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