Saraki, Dogara, others attend burial of Senator Ali Wakil in Abuja (photos)

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The remains of Ali Wakil, a Nigerian senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District, has been buried at Gudu cemetery in Abuja, hours after his death was announced.

The late senator was buried around 2:00 p.m on Saturday, March 17, after Islamic rites were performed on his remains at the National Mosque.

NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the death of the 58-year-old senator who slumped at his Gwarimpa residence, Abuja on Saturday morning, March 17, and was rushed to Viewpoint Hospital, where he was certified dead.

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Senator Wakil buried in Abuja (photos)

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the prayers for Senator Ali Wakil which took place at the National Mosque, Abuja. Photo credit: Twitter, Oluwole Onemola

Prior to his death the Bauchi senator was not physically ill. He was said to be preparing to leave for a wedding in Yola when he suddenly slumped and was pronounced dead on the spot.

Those present at the burial include Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state Senator Wamakko (Sokoto, APC), Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan and Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.

He is survived by two wives, sons and daughters.

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Photos from Senator Ali Wakil's burial in Abuja (photos)

Islamic rites performed on the remains of late Senator Ali Wakil at Gudu Cemetery, Abuja. Photo credit: Twitter, Oluwole Onemola

Photos from Senator Ali Wakil's burial in Abuja (photos)

Bauchi south senator, Ali Wakil, died on Saturday, March 17. Photo credit: Twitter, Oluwole Onemola

Photos from Senator Ali Wakil's burial in Abuja (photos)

The 58-year-old senator wasburied, hours after his death was announced. Photo credit: Twitter

In a previous report by NAIJ.com, President Muhammadu Buhari described the death of Senator Ali Wakil from Bauchi State as “an incalculable loss to Nigeria’s democracy whose dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation.”

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The president said that the death of the senator came as a great shock to him, adding that his dedication to duty would remain one of the greatest virtues for which the deceased would be remembered.

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