|Military Governor of North-Western/Sokoto State|
July 1975 – July 1978
|Preceded by||Usman Faruk|
|Succeeded by||Gado Nasko|
|Born||Hadejia, Jigawa State, Nigeria|
|Died||26 May 1980|
Lt. Colonel (later Brigadier) 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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