The Sarkin Kabbin Yabo in Sokoto state, Alhaji Umaru Lamido is dead.

Lamido passed away on Sunday at the age of 96 after a protracted illness.

He is survived by one wife and many siblings, among them is the former Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo.

The burial rites have already taken place at his palace in Yabo local government of the state, according to Islamic tradition.

The burial was attended by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state and Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.

Also present were the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the new chairman of APC, Alhaji Isa Achida, among others.

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