Shinkafi for burial today in Sokoto
The remains of late Umaru Shinkafi, who died Wednesday at a London Hospital, would be buried today after the funeral prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto.
A statement issued by a senior counsellor in the Caliphate and Magajin Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, said the Janaza prayer will be held immediately after the Jumaat prayers at the mosque just outside the Sultan’s Palace.
“Marafa’s remains will arrive Sokoto Friday morning. The Janaza rites will be held after the Jumaat prayers, after which he will be interred at the Hubbare here in Sokoto,” the statement said.
Shinkafi, who holds the traditional title of Marafan Sokoto, died at the Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex, in the United Kingdom Wednesday afternoon after a prolonged illness.