Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, said former National Security Adviser, Retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, on Monday declined an offer to visit his late father, the late Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, while he was in an Abuja hospital.
Similarly, Dambazau said Sambo had declined another offer to be in Sokoto throughout his father’s mourning.
The Minister disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Sokoto on Tuesday.
“We had discussed with the Director-General, DSS, yesterday and Sambo was offered to visit his late father on his hospital bed in Abuja.
He declined and said he preferred to pray for him. He was also offered to be in Sokoto throughout the mourning period and he also declined, preferring to pray for his late father. That was the true situation,” Danbazau said.
The Minister described the late Dasuki as a true nationalist, and prayed Allah for the repose his soul.
Ibrahim Dasuki, who was the former Sultan of Sokoto, and father of Col. Sambo, died on Monday in an Abuja Hospital at the age of 93.
He was buried in Sokoto on Tuesday.