PHOTOS: Maitama Sule’s body arrives Kano

The body of Nigeria's former permanent representative to the United Nations, Maitama Sule, who died Monday in Cairo, Egypt, has arrived Kano State.

Mr. Sule’s remains left Abuja for Kano aboard a presidential jet Tuesday afternoon.

Some of the dignitaries already in Kano waiting for the corpse include Governor Umar Ganduje, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Ango Abdullahi, governors of Jigawa and Bauchi states, as well as a delegation from Niger Republic.

The Kano State government had on Monday announced that funeral prayers will take place by 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the palace of the Emir of Kano.

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