The Sarkin Kabbin Yabo in Sokoto State, Alhaji Umaru Lamido is dead.
He died Sunday at the age of 96 after a protracted illness.
He is survived by one wife and many siblings including a former Commissioner of Finance in the state, Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo.
Governor Aminu waziri Tambuwal and Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko were among the dignitaries who attended his funeral, which took place at his palace in Yabo local government area of the state.
Others were Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and the new Chairman of APC, Alhaji Isa Achida, among others.
They all prayed Allah to grant the deceased Jannatul Firdaus and to give those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
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June 20, 2018
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