A former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, is dead.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the late 18th Sultan died on Monday at the age of 93 after a protracted illness.
The Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Faruk, confirmed the death of the former Sultan in a statement he issued in Sokoto on Monday night.
The said that the remains of the late former Sultan would be buried at the Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto after the afternoon prayer (Zuhr) on Tuesday.
The statement added that the funeral prayer of the late Dasuki would be conducted at the Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque in Sokoto.
He was the Sultan of Sokoto between November 6, 1988 and April 20, 1996.
The late 18th Sultan of Sokoto was deposed in 1996 during the military government of late General Sani Abacha.
Prior to becoming 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.
He was influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam and had held many positions in government.
The late Dasuki was born on December 31, 1923.
He was the father of a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Dasuki Sambo.