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Emir of Dutse laid to rest

Thousands of people and over 15 Emirs are among the dignitaries that attended the funeral prayer of Late Emir of Dutse Dr Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi.

Radio Nigeria reports that, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu led a presidential delegation to attend the funeral prayers of the late Emir.

The Chief Imam of Dutse central mosque Dr Abubakar Sani Birnin kudu led the funeral prayers at Eid ground in Dutse, the jigawa state capital.Governor Sule Lamido Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of sokoto state and Dr Bukola Saraki.

Others include Former Vice Presidents Atiku Abubakar and Namadi Sambo,  Former Bauchi state Governor Mohammed Abubakar. 

The Late Emir of Dutse died at the age of 78 in Abuja after a brief illness, and was laid to rest in Kargo, Dutse central cemetery.

Late Dr Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi is survived by two wives, 13 children and many grandchildren. 

Reporting by Usman Mohd;Editing by Fany Olumoye & Julian Osamoto