Former NSO boss dies at 79
Shikafi, who held the traditional title of Marafan Sokoto, is survived by three wives and five children.
The daughter of the deceased, who is also Zamfara state Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Hajiya Fatima Shinkafi confirmed the death.
She said he died following a "long standing heart disease".
She said the remains of her father was expected in to the country on Thursday and would be buried in Sokoto immediately after a funeral prayer.
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