BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Abuja –
Hajiya Hawwa’u Barade, the elder sister of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko is dead, a statement by Wamakko’s Special Assistant Meida and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani confimred.
The jovial Hajiya Hawwa’u before her death at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, (UDUTH) Sokoto was popularly called Hajiya Yar’Daudu,
Hajiya Hawwa’u was 74 years old and survived by three children, Alhaji Kasimu, Hajiya Hawwa’u and Hajiya Luba.
According to a statement signed by Bashir Rabe Mani and sent to LEADERSHIP, Hajiya Hawwa’u died on Sunday after a protracted illness.
The statement added however that her remains was laid to rest in accordance with Islamic rite after a funeral prayer which was conducted same day at Senator Wamakko’s Gidan-Kara residence at Wamakko town.
The statement read in part, “The funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Wamakko Central Mosque, Sheikh Shehu Ardo.
“The prayer was attended by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, former Governor of Sokoto State, Mallam Yahaya Abdulkarim, former Secretary to Sokoto State Government , Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi and Ambassador M. Z. Anka.
“Others were the Galadiman Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru, Baraden Wamakko and District Head of Wamakko, Alhaji Salihu Barade, Sarkin Rafin Gedawa, Alhaji Buba Dangaladima Wamakko and the Ubandawakin Gidan Bubu, Alhaji Muhammadu Gidado.
“Members of the State Executive Council and the State House of Assembly, politicians, businessmen, Islamic clerics and religious leaders were among the thousands of sympathizers who attended the burial”
Meanwhile, sympathisers have continued to troop to Wamakko town to condole Senator Wamakko and other family members of the deceased.