*Our father Late Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi died when he was most needed – Senator Tijjani Yahaya kaura (zamfara North).*

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*Senator Tijjani Y.kaura* has ones again expressed grief over the death of former presidential aspirant, Umaru Ali Shinkafi – *Senator OD kaura, (Senator Representing kauraNamoda, Bmagaji, Shinkafi, zurmi)* said Our Father Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi died at a crucial time when he was most needed – OD kaura said Umaru Shinkafi was a man who embodied the tradition of his people which is why he held the important title of Marafa in the Sultan’s council.
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*Senator Tijjani Yahaya kaura,* has stated that the death of Alhaji Umaru Ali Shinkafi came at a time when his experience, frank disposition, wise counsel and political sagacity were most needed by a nation faced with several challenges.
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*TAFIDAN KAURA* stated that late Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi, who was Marafan Sokoto, was an accomplished public servant as a top policeman. *According to Senator OD Kaura,* Late Umaru Shinkafi he was a leading political light who contributed so much to the political programmes that led to the birth of the present republic, a professional who did well as a legal practitioner and a former Minister of Internal Affairs and head of the nation’s former secret service, then known as Nigeria Security Organisation (NSO). “The Marafan Sokoto was a consummate politician who had large followership across the country. He was a bridge builder. He was revered by his supporters and opponents. “A man who will always say the truth at every point. He helped in mentoring many political office holders now occupying top positions in government at various levels. He was also a man who embodied the tradition of his people and that is why he held the important title of Marafa in the Sultan’s council.
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*TAFIDAN KAURA Going on to say that* “With Late Umaru Shinkafi his diverse and extensive experience in the area of security, his advice would have been useful in tackling the different security issues confronting our country at this point. Incidentally, Alhaji Shinkafi was not a man who shied away from contributing to issues of national development.
late Umaru Shinkafi “His absence will be sorely missed by all and sundry. I pray that Almighty Allah grant him a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah Firdaus. May Allah also grant members of his immediate family, particularly His Son In-low Governor *ABDULAZIZ Yari Abubakar ( the Executive Governor of zamfara state, and Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum), his political family, And the Entire people and government of Zamfara and Sokoto States the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss”, *Senator OD kaura stated.*
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The former presidential aspirant, died in London on Wednesday, July 6 after a prolonged illness. He was the vice-presidential candidate of Olu Falae in the APP/AD alliance in 1999. Shinkafi was also head of the secret police, the Nigeria Security Organisation (NSO), which has been rebranded Department of State Services (DSS), from 1979 to 1983.
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*VIA: Lecturer Aminu Muhd kaura*
*(National Chairman TAFIDAN KAURA SOCIAL MEDIA FORUM)*

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