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Former NSO, Shinkafi, Signs Off the World


Former presidential candidate and businessman, Umaru Shinkafi, has bade farewell to the world.
The former Minister of Internal Affairs died at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, UK, around 4pm, Wednesday, after battling multiple diseases that affected his internal organs.
He was said to have been initially treated in Lagos but was flown abroad six months ago when his health did not improve.
The Marafan Sokoto was the Vice Presidential candidate of Olu Falae in the APP/AD alliance in 1999, although they lost to the Olusegun Obasanjo/Atiku Abubakar PDP ticket.
He was also the Director-General of the secret police, the Nigeria Security Organisation (NSO), the forerunner of the Department of State Services (DSS).
“The body will be flown back to Nigeria tomorrow for burial at Abubakar III burial ground in Sokoto,” a source close to the family said.
Shinkafi is survived by three wives, and five children. One of his daughters is Zainab, wife of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, and another is Hadiza, the wife of Zamfara Governor, AbdulAzeez Yari.


Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, marafa Sokoto is dead.

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