Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, has died at the age of 93. The former Sultan died on Monday and would be buried on Tuesday by 2:00p.m. local time according to Muslim rites.
Dasuki was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto. He was deposed in 1996 during the military government of Late Gen. 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.