Buhari arrives Sokoto to condole with Shagari family, state govt

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    -Buhari arrives Sokoto to condole with Shagari family, state govt

    YBTC NEWS-President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday arrived Sokoto State to condole with the family, people and  government over the death of former President Shehu Shagari.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president was received at the airport by the state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, his deputy Manir Dan-Iya, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, and Sen. Aliyu Wammako.

    Also on ground to receive the president were traditional and religious leaders as well as his admirers and supporters.

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    NAN reports that Buhari, who had earlier paid tribute to the late president, went to the family compound of the deceased in Sokoto metropolis to offer his condolences

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    The president had on Saturday directed that the national flag and other flags should fly at half-mast in military and para-military

     formations as well as public buildings for three days, starting from today.

    Shagari was president from 1979 to 1983 and won second election before being dethroned by a coup d’etat that brought in Muhammadu Buhari as military head of state. NAN

     

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