- Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar of Sokoto is in mourning
- The Muslim leader lost his younger brother, Jeli Abubakar, at the age of 64
- Jeli was a commissioner of home affairs in Sokoto until his death
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has lost his younger brother, Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar III.
PM News reports that Jeli passed away at age 64, on Thursday, January 14.
Legit.ng gathered that Jeli, who is also the Sokoto state commissioner of home affairs, breathed his last after a protracted illness.
The sad news was confirmed by Governor Tambuwal’s special adviser on media and publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello.
He said the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites, adding that Governor Tambuwal described the death as a great loss to the state and nation at large in recognition of his contributions to society.
The deceased was appointed information commissioner, a position he held until recently when he was redeployed to the state ministry of home affairs.
Until his death, Jeli Abubakar holds the traditional title of Dikkon Sokoto and he was survived by two wives, several children, and grandchildren.
He attended Sultan ward primary school and Nagarta College all in Sokoto state before proceeding to the Institute of Journalism in the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former deputy speaker of the House of representatives, Babangida Nguroje, lost seven members of his family in a road accident.
It was reported that the accident happened along Akwanga-Keffi road in Nasarawa state on the night of Saturday, January 9.
The family members were reportedly returning to Abuja from a trip to Taraba when the tragic incident occurred.
The report had it that two sisters of Nguroje, their four children and one of the in-laws of the former lawmaker all died in the accident.
Reacting to the tragic loss, President Muhammadu Buhari, urged the ex-lawmaker to take solace in Allah, who gives and takes.
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