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Ex-Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Dies

Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, is dead. He died at the age of 93. Secretary to the Sultanate Council, Faruk Ladan, announced in a statement he issued in Hausa saying that the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Dasuki, died on Monday night and that his funeral service would take place after Zuhr prayer in the afternoon of Tuesday at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Sokoto.
Although no further detail was provided by the statement, a source in Sokoto stated that Dasuki died in an Abuja hospital and would be brought to Sokoto Tuesday morning for burial.
The former Sultan, who was father of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki currently facing corruption charges, was deposed as Sultan in 1996 by the late Head of State, Sani Abacha.

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