Summary: Nigerian politician served as the 19th sultan of Sokoto and spiritual leader to tens of millions of Nigerian Muslims who was an important voice of moderation and calm in Africa's most populous nation, which he often spoke out in favor of peace in Nigeria even as the country witnessed some of its worst bouts of sectarian violence.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: April 20, 1928
Died: October 29, 2006
Location: Abuja, Nigeria