Umaru Mohammed

Politician

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Who is Umaru Mohammed?

Lt. Colonel Umaru Mohammed was appointed Governor of North-Western State in Nigeria in July 1975 at the start of the military regime of General Murtala Mohammed. In February 1976 North-Western State was split into Niger State and Sokoto State. Umaru Mohammed continued as Governor of Sokoto State until July 1978.

Umaru Mohammed died on 26 May 1980 in a crash of an Air Force Fokker F27 on the way to São Tomé and Príncipe on a diplomatic mission. He was travelling in place of his professional friend Ibrahim Babangida, who had just been approved to travel to the United States for professional training.

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on July 23, 2013

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