Hajiya Hauwa’u Barade, elder sister to Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko is dead. Aged 74, Hawwa’u Barade, popularly called Hajiya Yar’Dubu died Sunday according to a statement issued by the Senator’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani.
The statement said that the late Hajiya Yar’Daudu died at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto after a protracted illness.
Her funeral prayer which was conducted Sunday at Senator Wamakko’s Gidan-Kara residence at Wamakko town was led by the Chief Imam of Wamakko Central Mosque, Sheikh Shehu Ardo.
The prayer was attended by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, former Governor of Sokoto State, Mallam Yahaya Abdulkarim, former Secretary to Sokoto State Government , Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi and Ambassador M. Z. Anka.
Others were the Galadiman Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru, Baraden Wamakko and District Head of Wamakko, Alhaji Salihu Barade, Sarkin Rafin Gedawa, Alhaji Buba Dangaladima Wamakko and the Ubandawakin Gidan Bubu, Alhaji Muhammadu Gidado.
Others who attended the funeral prayer were members of the State Executive Council and the state House of Assembly, politicians, businessmen, Islamic clerics and religious leaders, among others.
Late Yar’ Dubu is survived by three children, Alhaji Kasimu, Hajiya Hawwa’u and Hajiya Luba.
Meanwhile, sympathisers have continued to troop to Wamakko town to condole Senator Wamakko and other family members of the deceased.