Late Umaru Shinkafi, who died Wednesday at a London Hospital, will be buried Friday after the Islamic funeral prayer to be held at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto. A statement issued by a senior counselor in the Caliphate and Magajin Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, said the Janaza prayer will be held immediately after the Jumaat prayers at the mosque located just outside the Sultan's Palace.
"Marafa's remains will arrive Sokoto Friday morning. The Janaza rites will be held after the jumaat prayers, after which he will be interred at the Hubbare here in Sokoto.
"This is to correct the impression that the prayer and the internment will be held outside Sokoto," the statement added.
Shinkafi, who holds the traditional title of Marafan Sokoto, died at the Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex, in the United Kingdom Wednesday afternoon after a prolonged illness.
He was 79.