Umaru shikafi
A former presidential aspirant, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, died in London on Wednesday 

Shinkafi, according to Thecable, died after a prolonged illness.

The Marafan Sokoto was the vice-presidential candidate of Olu Falae in the APP/AD alliance in 1999, although they lost to the Olusegun Obasanjo/Atiku Abubakar PDP ticket.

He 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.

He was running neck-and-neck with Adamu Ciroma in the race for the presidential ticket of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in 1992 before the military government cancelled the primary.

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