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Former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, is dead
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The 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, is dead.
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Mr. Dasuki died in a private hospital in Abuja on Monday night, family Premium Times reports.
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The deceased is the father to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is currently facing corruption charges.
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The ex-Sultan died at the age of 93. He was deposed as Sultan by the former military dictator, Sani Abacha, in 1996.
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Prior to becoming Sultan, he held the traditional title of Baraden Sokoto. Mr. Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the house of Uthman Dan Fodio.
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Mr. Dasuki was a close associate of Ahmadu Bello, the late Sardauna of Sokoto, and was also a friend to late Islamic scholar, Abubakar Gumi.
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Mr. Dasuki was also influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam,JNI.
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He is expected to be buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday.
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