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Shehu Shagari buried in Sokoto

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Shehu Shagari has been buried, the ex-president was committed to the earth at some minutes past 3pm in his town in Sokoto State on Saturday.

Shehu Shagari buried in Sokoto - See photos from ex-president's funeral lailasnews

His body was committed to the earth at some minutes past 3pm in Shagari town in Sokoto State on Saturday.

Afterwards, special prayers were offered for the soul of the late President.

Present at the event were President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as well as politicians, elderstatesmen, friends and well wishers of the departed.

Shagari died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness.

The late ex-President’s grandson, Nuradeen Mahe disclosed that the late President was moved to the National Hospital, Abuja on December 25, when “his health worsened, but he later died after being attended to by medical experts.”

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The former president ruled Nigeria between 1979 to 1983.

Shagari, who won his second term election was, however, overthrowned by a coup d’etat that brought in Muhammadu Buhari as Military Head of State.

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