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Shinkafi for Burial on Friday



The remains of late Umaru Shinkafi, who died Wednesday at a London hospital, will be interred Friday after the Islamic funeral prayer to be held at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto.

A statement issued by a Senior Counsellor in the Caliphate and Magajin Garin Sokoto, Hassan Danbaba, has said.

The statement said the “Janaza prayer’’ (funeral prayer) would be held immediately after the Juma’at prayers at the mosque located just outside the Sultan’s Palace.

“Marafa’s remains will arrive Sokoto Friday morning. The Janaza rites will be held after the Juma’at prayers, after which he will be interred at the Hubbare here in Sokoto.

“This is to correct the impression that the prayer and the internment will be held outside Sokoto.

“Shinkafi, who held the traditional title of Marafan Sokoto, died at the Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex, in the United Kingdom Wednesday afternoon after a prolonged illness,” the statement explained.

He was aged 79.

Shinkafi had served in various capacities, including Director-General of defunct NSO (now DSS) and presidential aspirant of former APP.

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