Former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki is dead

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SOKOTO, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 – The former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki is dead.

The late 18th Sultan died on Monday at the age of 93 after a protracted illness.

The Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Faruk confirmed the death of the former Sultan in a statement he issued in Sokoto on Monday night.

It said that the remains of the late former Sultan would be buried at the Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto, after the afternoon prayer (Zuhr) on Tuesday.

The statement added that the funeral prayer of the late Dasuki would be conducted at the Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in Sokoto.

He was the Sultan of Sokoto between Nov, 6, 1988 and April 20, 1996.

Sultan Dasuki was deposed in 1996 during the military government of late Gen. Sani Abacha.

Prior to becoming the Sultan, he held the traditional title of Baraden Sokoto.

Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the House of Dan Fodio.

He was influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and had held many positions in government

The late Dasuki was born on Dec. 31, 1923.

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