Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, has died.

He was aged 76, and would have been 77 next month.

A source who confirmed his passing on to SaharaReporters on Wednesday morning said “sad news has struck for the Tiv Nation today”.

Katsina-Alu, a native of Benue State, succeeded Idris Legbo Kutigi as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in December 2009, and was in office till August 2011.

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