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Wamakko’s daughter dies during childbirth

Wamakko’s daughter dies during childbirth
September 11
15:16 2020

Sadiya, daughter of Aliyu Wamakko, a former governor of Sokoto state, is dead.

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She died at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, on Thursday.

The 23-year-old lost her life following complications arising from childbirth.

Sadiya was buried on the same day in accordance with Islamic rites.

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The funeral prayer which held at Wamakko’s residence was led by Liman Akwara, chief imam of Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto.

Present at the funeral prayer were Wamakko; Chiso Dattijo, a former deputy governor and national commissioner of the National Population Commission; Ahmed Sokoto, a former deputy governor and executive secretary, Police Trust Fund; Hassan Danbaba, magajin garin Sokoto; and Rilwanu Bello, magajin rafin Sokoto.

In April, the ex-governor lost his younger brother at age 64.

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His late brother, who was survived by two wives, eight children and several grandchildren, was appointed and installed as the 15th Baraden Wamakko and a senior counsellor of the sultanate council in 2009.

Wamakko, representing Sokoto north, is currently the chairman of the senate committee on defence and deputy chairman, senate committee on anti-corruption.

He served as the governor of Sokoto between 2007 and 2015.

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