Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, a former Sultan of Sokoto, has died at the age of 93.
This disclosure was made by the Secretary to the Sultanate Council, Alhaji Faruk Ladan, in a statement, issued in Hausa.
In the statement, Laden said that the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Dasuki, died on Monday night and that his funeral service would take place after Zuhr prayer in the afternoon of Tuesday at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Sokoto.
Cause of death is not yet known.
Born in Dogon Daji, Sokoto, the late Ibrahim Dasuki, son of late Sarkin Yamma and district head of Dogon Daji, Haliru Ibn Barau, started Qur’anic education in 1928.
The former Sultan, who was father of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, currently facing corruption charges, was deposed as Sultan in 1996 by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
Prior to becoming Sultan, he held the traditional title of Baraden Sokoto.
Dasuki was the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the house of Dan Fodio and he was a close associate of Ahmadu Bello, a friend of Abubakar Gumi and was influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam.
Mr. Dasuki was also influential in the founding of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.