- Zamfara state has lost the Emir of Kaura Namoda who died on Sunday, May 3
- The traditional monarch died at Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau
- The emir will be buried in his home town of Kaura Namoda according to Islamic rite
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Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state, Ahmad Muhammad Asha, also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died. He passed on in the early hours of Sunday, May 3, at the age of 71.
Daily Trust reports that his younger brother, Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan Kaura Namoda, said the emir had battled diabetes and hypertension for a long time.
“He spent like four days in his palace responding to treatment when the illnesses struck again. Later he was taken to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital where he died after three days of admission,” he said.
Before he was appointed as emir in 2004, he worked as director of finance and treasurer in many local government areas of the state including Kaura Namoda, Gusau and Maru.
“He is survived by three wives and 11 children among his children is Sanusi Muhammad Asha of the Nigerian Army currently serving in Maiduguri, Borno state.
“Preparation for his funeral rite are underway and he will be buried in his home town of Kaura Namoda according to Islamic rite,” Abdulkarim added.
A family source told Tribune Online that the traditional ruler died on Sunday morning while they were still awaiting the results of coronavirus test carried out on him.
“We really don’t know whether he was killed by the COVID-19 or not. Because up till this morning, we have not received the results," the source said.
In the last 24 hours, no fewer than three prominent elders from the northern part of Nigeria have passed on.
Legit.ng earlier reported the death of Isa Hashim, an elder statesman and community leader in Kano state.
The 86-year-old retired professor held the title of Jarman Kano in the Kano emirate council died on Sunday, May 3, at his home, following a short illness, according to his daughter, Dija Hashim.
Legit.ng also reported that the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila II, passed on. The monarch died on Saturday, May 2, at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital at about 4.45pm after a brief illness.
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