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Ex-DIG, Hamzat Isa dies at 71

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto

A retired Deputy Inspector General of Police ( DIG), Alhaji Hamzat Isa, on Sunday, died at the age of 71.

The deceased died at the National Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness, according to family source.

An aide of the deceased, Prince Babatunde Adesetan, who also confirmed his death to journalists in Sokoto, described the former police boss as a patriot and philanthropist of repute.

He has since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

His funeral prayer was conducted on Monday at the Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, and was led by the Chief Imam of the Mosque, Sheikh Malami Bello Akwara.

His funeral prayer was attended by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Bashir Garba, Wazirin Sokoto, Professor Sambo Wali Junaid and members of the Sultanate Council of Sokoto.

Others were the members of the State Executive Council, members of the State House of Assembly, Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command, Alhaji Murtala Usman Mani, traditional rulers and Islamic Clerics,  among others.

The deceased was a former  Special Adviser on Security Matters and was  also a  former Commissioner of Commerce, as well as Home Affairs.

The late DIG Hamzat is survived by three wives, ten children and many grand children.

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