Former Sultan of Sokoto, Dasuki Dies at 93

Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, one time Sultan of Sokoto, is dead.
He was said to have died, Monday, at the age of 93 after a protracted illness, a statement by the Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Faruk, said.
The late Dasuki was born on December 31, 1923.
Dasuki was the 18th Sultan. His remains would be buried at the Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto, after the afternoon prayer (Zuhr) today (Tuesday) .
The statement added that the funeral prayer of the late Dasuki would be conducted at the Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in Sokoto.
Dasuki, who was the Sultan of Sokoto between November 6, 1988 and April 20, 1996, was deposed in 1996 during the military government of late Gen. Sani Abacha.
Before he became 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.

Author: News Editor

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