Reacting, Saraki said Mantu was in good health and in great spirits the last time he saw him on July 31st.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Saraki described Mantu’s death as truly heartrending.
He said, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un!
“Waking up to the news of the passing of my dear friend, the former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu, is truly heartrending. The last time I saw him on July 31st, he was in good health and great spirits.
“At this difficult time, my heartfelt prayers are with Senator Mantu’s family, friends, and associates across the nation — whose lives he positively impacted in various ways.
“May Almighty Allah grant Senator Mantu a place in Aljannah Firdaus. May He also give his dear family the strength and fortitude that they need as they mourn this devastating loss. Ameen.”