PLATEAU State Governor Simon Bako Lalong, Governors of Niger, Kebbi, Jigawa as well as the Representative of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria were, among many sympathisers who attended the funeral of the late Prince Paeke Shapnaan Dongban, son of the President, Court of Appeal Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem who died at the age of 38.

The funeral service which took place at the St. Peters Claver Catholic Church Demshin, Shendam LGA Plateau State was a sober moment as friends, associates and family of the deceased paid their last respects to the late Paeke Shapnaan who was described as a kind, jovial, loving and helpful personality.

Speaking at the funeral service, Governor Simon Lalong said the death of Prince Shapnaan was a painful experience for not only the immediate family but the entire state as he was one of the young professionals that the State groomed for national service.

In a statement by his spokesman, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Lalong, commiserated with the parents of the deceased HRH Miskoom David Isa Dongban, the Long Dorok of Dorok Chiefdom, and Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem whom he said have had to bear another tragic death of a son having experienced a similar loss some years ago.

He urged them to accept the demise of their son as the will of God and take comfort in the time they shared together as well as his contributions to the family, Plateau State, and Nigeria during his years on earth.

Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu who represented the Nigerian Governors Forum said the Forum was saddened by the death of the young Prince and commiserates with them in the moment of grief and pain.ax