Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa state expressed his shock over the death of the lawmaker. Badaru described the deceased as a gentleman and a fine lawmaker who had contributed on the development of the state.

In a statement signed by Alhaji Bello Zaki, the special assistant to the governor on media, Badaru said:

On behalf of myself and good people of Jigawa, I wish to express my condolence to his family and all members of his party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The late Zareko, is described as a simple and humane person.