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MD Yusuf, ex-IGP dies at 85

02/04/2015 09:23

A former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Yusuf, has died. He was aged 85 years old.

Born in Katsina State, sources close to his family, noted that he would be buried by 2pm today, Thursday, April 2, 2015 in his Abuja residence.

He was said to have died last night, after a protracted illness.

Read profile of MD Yusuf below:

Dikko Yusuf was chairman of Nigeria LNG in 1994 when a consortium led by Halliburton was bidding for a contract to construct a LNG export facility in competition with the US corporation Bechtel.

Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf was also a politician. He headed the Grassroots Democratic Movement during the period of transition to democracy launched by General Sani Abacha in 1997–1998. The organization had a left wing orientation.

In 2000, he became chairman of the Northern cultural and political association, the Arewa Consultative Forum.

After the April 2003 elections, both Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) and Dikko Yusuf, who had run as presidential candidate of the Movement for Democracy and Justice (MDJ), challenged the election victory by President Obasanjo However, in June 2003, Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf, said that defeated contestants who were not ready to go to court should accept their defeat in good faith.

In November 2003, Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf said the grant of asylum by President Olusegun Obasanjo to the deposed Liberian president, Charles Taylor could not be defended on the ground of either justice or commonsense, and was therefore impeachable.

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