President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara and Sokoto States on the passing away of one of their illustrious sons, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

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, adding that others carried on where he left off.’’

The President recalled that the former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs and boss of the National Security Organisation (NSO), played frontline roles in the activities leading to the eventual return and enthronement of democracy in the country.

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

He enjoined them to emulate the good virtues that he left behind.

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


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