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Dasuki rejects FG's offer to attend father's burial

16 November 2016, 16:38

Abuja - Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, has disclosed that Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), rejected the offer of the federal government to attend the burial of his father.

He disclosed this to reporters in Sokoto on Tuesday after the burial of the 18th sultan, who died on Monday night.

He said the federal government first offered to allow the detained former NSA to visit his sick father at the hospital some days ago but he declined, saying he preferred to remain in detention and pray for him.

"A second offer was also made to him Monday night to be taken to Sokoto to lead the mourning for his deceased, and he again turned down the offer," Dambazau said.

Speaking after the burial at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Dambazau said he conferred with the DSS DG, Lawal Daura, on the need to allow Dasuki to visit his grieving family.

The former NSA has been in detention for over a year as the Buhari administration probes the funds meant for the purchase of arms under the former government.

- NAN

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