Late Marafan Sokoto laid to rest in Sokoto

The prayer was attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, and other traditional rulers from across the country.

Umaru Ali Shinkafi

The late Marafan Sokoto, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, who died in a London Hospital on Thursday had been buried on Friday at the Hubbaren Shehu in Sokoto.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the burial prayer was held after the Friday prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque, adjacent the Sultan Palace in Sokoto.

The prayer was led by the Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Usman Akwarra.

The Federal Government's delegation to the burial was led by the Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau. Other members of the delegation were the Ministers of Defence, Water, Aviation, Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Lawal Daura, as well as Presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu.

The prayer was attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, and other traditional rulers from across the country.

The occasion was also attended by the Governors of Sokoto, Niger, Kebbi, Zamfara and Borno states and other National and States Assembly members, as well as other dignitaries from within and outside the state.

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