Reports emerged on Thursday that the son of NNPC GMD Maikanti Baru is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, he was 18 years old and has been buried. Earlier reports said he was 21 year-old. "Mohammed Kawu Baru was an 18-year-old 1st-year Architecture student at American University, Sharjah," the report said. "He collapsed and died while on University organized hiking exercise in Fujairah on Thursday. He's since been buried at the Sharjah Emirates Cemetery. "The father, Maikanti Baru, GMD NNPC, accompanied by Ambassador Nura Rimi and hundreds of members of the Nigerian community in UAE, attended the burial. Dr. Maikanti Baru recently lost his mother and sister.