The twenty-one year-old son of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, is dead. ThisDay said Baru Junior died in Dubai, according to reports on Thursday evening. He was humble and soft spoken. The family is yet to give official statement regarding the loss. Earlier in April, the NNPC GMD lost his mother, Hajiya Fatima Baru, at her hometown of Misau in Bauchi State. The family is inconsolable by the death, reports say.