Breaking! Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki is dead
The former Sultan died Monday night from a protracted illness in an Abuja Hospital, sources confirmed to Elombah.com
Dasuki, aged 93 will be buried on Tuesday by 2:00p.m, according to Muslim rites.
Ibrahim Dasuki was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto.
The very influential head of the Caliphate was deposed by former head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha in 1996.
Before he became 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 a close associate of Ahmadu Bello, a friend of Abubakar Gumi.
He was influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam.
Dasuki is survived by many children, including Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), former National Security Adviser.