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Yar’Adua Buried in Katsina


President Umaru Yar’Adua was buried in Katsina on Thursday May 6, 2010.

Courtesy: The Punch

The Islamic ceremony was attended by several thousand people and dignataries including former Heads of State General Ibrahim Babangida, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, and former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu.  Many state Governors also attended.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8666010.stm

Yar’Adua’s body was flown from the capital Abuja. His body was draped in the green and white Nigerian flag. It arrived in the Yar’Adua family’s compound in Katsina around 3pm. The air force plane that flew him was accompanied by his wife Turai.

Courtesy: The Punch

His body was initially taken to the Katsina township stadium where it was brought for Islamic prayers, then he was buried at the Dan Marna cemetery around 6.30pm after being given a 21 gun salute. His father Musa and older brother Shehu, are also buried at the same cemetery.

May he Rest in Peace, and sincerest condolences to the entire Yar’Adua family for their loss.

Credit: AFP

Credit: AFP

More photos of the funeral procession can be viewed at:

http://www.saharareporters.com/real-news/sr-headlines/6006-photonewsyaraduas-final-burial-parade-at-the-abuja-airport.html

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