Former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari has been buried in Sokoto on Saturday.

Shagari, 93, was laid to rest in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto state at about 3.30 pm.

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The funeral prayer was led by Professor Shehu Galadanchi, former Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto.

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Shagari’s corpse arrived at the Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto earlier and was received by Governor Aminu Tambuwal, alongside members of the state executive council.

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Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary of the Government of the Federation led the Federal Government delegation to the burial.

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Governors of Kebbi and Zamfara states, former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, former INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, Senator Aliyu Wamakko and former Minister, Mukhtar Shagari were among the VIPs present.