Despite news making the rounds that the former President of Nigeria has passed away, new reports indicate that this information is false.
According to TheCable, Shagari was in his farm in Sokoto State when the news began to circulate.
“Please ignore the rumour. I can tell you specifically that he was in his farm this afternoon. And he was back home in the evening,” a family source said. “As a Muslim, Shagari would have been buried before sunset on Sunday if indeed he died in the afternoon as reported. And there is no way this will not be officially announced.” Another source, a politician, said: “As I talk to you, one of his sons is on the campaign train of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state. “He was with us at a rally on Sunday afternoon till this evening. If his father had died, he would have returned home.”
The former President recently turned 90.
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