The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Mr Adnan Bostaji, is dead.
The envoy reportedly died in his sleep in the early hours of today in Abuja.
The late diplomat was said to have returned to Abuja from his home country on Sunday evening and was planning to come to the office on Tuesday when his domestic workers found him in bed unresponsive.
It gathered that his corpse was presently being prepared for evacuation to Saudi Arabia for internment.
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Abuja confirmed the demise of the diplomat.
It said, “With the deepest sense of sadness and complete submission to the will of Allah, Royal Embassy announces the passing away of His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Mr Adnan Mahmoud Bostaji. May his blessed soul rest in peace.”