Sokoto Deputy Gov’s Son, Friend, Killed In Auto Crash

IMG-20130419-WA000Sokoto State Deputy Governor and former Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Muktari Shehu Shagari lost his son – Lukman in a ghastly auto crash yesterday, along Zaria- Kaduna express way.

Lukman, 26, was a father of one and was on his way to Abuja from Sokoto before the unfortunate mishap happened. His friend, Ghaddaffi (pictured left in the front passenger sit); who was with him in the car, died instantly.  Another unidentified passenger who sat in the back seat miraculously survived the accident.

Lukman was buried according to Islamic rite amidst tears as relatives, families and friends in Shagari town of Sokoto State mourned his demise after a funeral prayer led by Imam Umaru Maidamma.

The burial rite was witnessed by dignitaries including Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu shagari; the father of the deceased and Sokoto State deputy governor, Muktari Shehu Shagari, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, INEC National Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega among others.




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