The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has lost his father, Sheikh Haruna Tambuwal.
The older Tambuwal died on early Friday at 96.
Sheikh Tambuwal was reported to have died in his residence during a brief illness at his residence in Tambuwal Council of Sokoto State.
He is survived by children, including Governor Tambuwal, as well as grand children and great grand children.
He was reported to have been buried shortly after his death according to Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commiserated with Governor Tambuwal over the death of his father.
Writing on his Twitter page, Atiku said: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
“I am saddened at the loss of Sheikh Haruna Tambuwal, the father of Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
“May he be a beneficiary of the blessings associated with the blessed Ramadan season. I pray to Allah to forgive his sins and grant him Aljannah Firdaus. Ameen.”