Nigerian diplomat killed in Sudan finally buried in Katsina

The body of the slain Nigerian diplomat in Sudan, who was a staff of the Nigerian immigration service, Habibu Almustapha allegedly killed by woman in Khartoum, capital city of Sudan has been buried at his hometown in Katsina.

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The deceased body arrived at Aminu Kano international airport at around 3 pm and was later accompanied by top officers of the Nigerian immigration services to his home at Sabuwar Unguwa in Katsina at exactly 4:35 pm.

Alaramma Malam Shehu led the funeral prayers and was buried according to Islamic rites at Danmarna cemetery in Katsina.

It been recalled that Mr. Habibu Almustapha was found dead on Thursday the 10th of May 2018 at his home in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, according to two security sources.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed his death through the spokesperson of the ministry, Tope Elias-Fatile in a WhatsApp message on Thursday in Abuja.

Dubai-based al-Arabiya television identified the diplomat as the consul general and described his death as an “assassination.”

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Tope Ella-Fatile, says the identity of the suspected killer of Mr. Almustapha has been released.

Reacting to the news, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was awaiting a detailed report on the killing.

The ministry spokesman, Tope Elias-Fatile, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, expressed sadness over the incident.

The statement said:

“The ministry has received the sad news of the untimely death of the immigration attache in our Mission in Khartoum, Sudan.

“We are awaiting further/detailed report from the Mission after which a statement would be issued.”

The report indicated that the suspect is a Sudanese of Nigerian origin.  She was identified as Miss Inas Khalid Maikano. She attended Prime College in Kano and now lives in Khartoum Sudan. She is a student at the Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum.

She has since been arrested and detained by the security agency in Sudan.

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