The late AVM Ali Rufai
Ali Rufai, the elder brother to the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, is dead.
Mr Rufai, a retired air vice marshal, died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja.
Born on November 10, 1948 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Mr Rufai was commissioned as an officer in 1972, and retired in 2002 at the rank of Air Vice Marshall after a meritorious military career.
He held different positions and commanded various formations while in service and attended several courses in Nigeria and abroad.
He is survived by his wife, Safiya Rufai, six children, brothers and sisters. His surviving siblings include Nasir El-Rufai and Bashir El-Rufai.
The janaiza will take place at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna by 4pm today (Saturday) January 19