President Buhari mourns Umaru Shinkafi

Ben Adam Shemang, Abuja

Late Umaru Ali Shinkafi.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto State on the death of one of their illustrious sons, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.

Shinkafi was a former head of the Nigerian secret police, National Security organization, NSO.

President Buhari described the departed politician, administrator and technocrat as an ‘expert whose contributions to the development of the security architecture of Nigeria remains indelible.’

The President recalled that the former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs played frontline roles in the activities leading to the eventual return and enthronement of democracy.

He called on the family members, friends and associates of the departed community leader to take solace in the fact that the late Umaru Shinkafi played the parts assigned to him diligently, conscientiously and patriotically.

“Emulate the good virtues that he left behind,’’ he urged them.

President Buhari prayed that Almighty Allah would grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.

Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi died in a hospital in London at about 4:07 p.m, Nigerian time on Wednesday.  He held the Marafan Sokoto traditional title.

Confidence O.