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Ali Wakili Remains of senator laid to rest in Abuja (PHOTOS)

Governor Abubakar had declared a three-day mourning in Bauchi, during which time flags will fly at half mast in honour of Wakili.

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Remains of senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja play

Anyi sallar jana'izar sa a babban masallacin Abuja dai-dai karfe 1:30 na ranar asabar

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The remains of Senator Ali Wakili has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.

Wakili suffered a heart attack earlier today, Saturday, March 17, 2018, after which he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was 58 years old.

The lawmaker, who hails from Bauchi state, was said to have informed his close friends and associates that he would like to be buried anywhere death meets him.

play Remains of senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Twitter)

play Remains of senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Twitter)

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima were among the dignitaries who attended the burial.

Wakili is survived by two wives and 11 children.

Earlier, Governor Abubakar declared a three-day mourning in Bauchi, during which time flags will fly at half mast in honour of Wakili.

play Remains of senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Twitter)

play Remains of senator Ali Wakili laid to rest in Abuja on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Twitter)

Abubakar also suspended all state duties in Abuja and he is expected to return to Bauchi to mourn after Wakili's burial.

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The governor also directed that workers in the state should close two hours earlier during the three days mourning period.

He said Wakili's vibrant contributions on the floor of the Senate chamber will be greatly missed.

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