A former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, who is the father of the Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has died.
The Secretary, Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Faruk. Dasuki, said the 18th Sultan died after a protracted illness at the age of 93.
The statement said Dasuki’s remains would be buried at the Hubbaren Shehu, Sokoto, after the afternoon prayer (Zuhr) on Tuesday.
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.
Dasuki was succeeded by Muhammadu Maccido who died in an air crash in 2006.
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.