- Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar, the emir of Patigi in Patigi local government area of Kwara dies in Abuja after a brief illness
- The emir’s death was disclosed in a message by Muritala Raheem, personal assistant to the Emir of Ilorin and the chairman of the state’s council of Emirs and Obas
- The late traditional ruler would be buried on Wednesday, March 20, in Patigi by 2pm
The emir of Patigi in Patigi local government area of Kwara, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar, is dead. Umar reportedly died in Abuja on Tuesday night, March 19, after a brief illness.
The report of the emir’s death was contained in a message by Muritala Raheem, personal assistant to the emir of Ilorin and the chairman of the state’s council of emirs and Obas.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that until his death, the deceased was the vice chairman of the state’s traditional council.
The remains of the first class traditional ruler would be buried on Wednesday in Patigi by 2pm.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has expressed shock at the death of the emir.
Sulu-Gambari described the late monarch as highly respected, adding that his demise was a colossal loss to humanity.
The emir in his condolence message signed by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, said that Umar was a true epitome of peace and symbol of unity to the entire Nupe speaking tribes in Kwara and beyond.
According to him, his death will no doubt create a wide vacuum which cannot be forgotten so soon.
He further noted that late Umar was until his death the vice chairman of the Kwara State Traditional Council and had used his wealth of experience to promote the council through his numerous outstanding contributions.
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“I received the news of his death with rude shock. Etsu Chatta Umar was
a peace loving monarch whose penchant for the growth and development of the emirate and state at large knows no bound. We will surely miss him.
“I pray that Almighty Allah will forgive his shortcomings, admit him into Al-Janatul Firdaos and give the family and the entire people of Patigi Emirate Council the fortitude to bear the great loss,’’ he said.
In another report, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state on Tuesday, March 19, in Abuja raised alarm over stock piling of arms by bandits operating in the state.
Yari made this known while speaking with State House correspondents after he had updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-political and security developments in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The governor, who ruled out dialogue with bandits, said: “I have told my people that dialogue will no longer take place during my time because I have done that three times, but it did not work.
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