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HAPPENING NOW: Burial ceremony of late Danbaba Suntai ongoing in Taraba





- Suntai was buried in Jalingo

- The event was witnessed by top government officials and other eminent personalities from across Nigeria

Former Taraba governor Danbaba Suntai is being buried today, Saturday, August 19 in Jalingo, the state capital.

His body was flown into the state in the early hours of Friday, August 18.

Top Nigerians present at the event include current Taraba governor Darius Ishaku.

BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Incumbent Taraba governor Darius Ishaku and his wife at the event on Saturday, August 19. Photo credit: NTA

Also present was Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose who delivered a testimony about the late Suntai.

BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Governor Fayose addressing the crowd at Suntai's burial. Photo credit: NTA

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BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Many Tarabans were at the stadium to see their former governor buried in an open-air ceremony. Photo credit: NTA

Suntai's body was later taken from Jalingo to his hometown in Suntai where it will be interred.

BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Late Suntai's body on display during the final service on Saturday, August 19. Photo credit: NTA

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BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Suntai's body loaded into an ambulance ahead of the trip to Jalingo. Photo credit: Sumner Sambo

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NAIJ.com gathered that the former governors body arrived Nigeria from the United States of America on Friday, August 18.

BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Suntai's body arrives in Jalingo, Taraba capital. Photo credit: News Handle

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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Suntai's wife Hauwa was also sighted leaving the airport terminal at about 7.07 am on Friday, August 18. She was accompanied by some of her aides and security men.

BREAKING: Ex-Taraba governor's Suntai buried in Jalingo

Suntai's body arriving at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja before being moved to Jalingo

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