- A first-class traditional ruler in Adamawa state, Hama Bachama Stephen Irmiya, has died
- Irmiya who was the ruler of Bachama chiefdom died at the age of 66 after a brief illness
- The late monarch who was crowned in 2012 spent eight years on the throne
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Eight years after ascending the throne as the traditional ruler of Bachama chiefdom in Adamawa state, Hama Bachama Stephen Irmiya has died.
Irmiya, a retired military officer, died on Saturday night, June 27, according to a report filed by Daily Trust.
Legit.ng gathers that the late monarch ascended the throne in 2012 following the death of his predecessor, Homun Asaph Zadok.
A statement by a member of the traditional palace, Chief Timawus Mathias, indicated that the first-class chief died at the age of 66 in his palace in Numan after a brief illness.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the residents of the Mazoji and Sarkin Fulani Fafu village were thrown into mourning following the murder of the village head, Malam Dikko Usman, by men suspected to be bandits.
Late Usman was reportedly murdered on Friday evening, June 12, in his residence in Mazoji ward in Matazu local government area in Katsina state.
Legit.ng gathered that suspected armed bandits turned the village into commotion as they headed to the residence of the late village head and killed him.
The late traditional ruler, until his death, worked with the dental department at Kankia General hospital.
Usman's brother confirmed the incident on Saturday, June 13, saying the late traditional ruler had unknowingly sheltered the suspected bandits.
“Vigilante members arrested the hoodlums and presented them to the police and finally, they have been freed as I am talking to you. I even doubt if they are not the ones responsible for his death,” he spoke to journalists.
The attack that led to his murder came barely two weeks after suspected armed bandits invaded Yantumaki village in Danmusa Local government area of Katsina state and killed the district head, Abubakar Atiku Maidabino.
Meanwhile, the remains of late Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, who died on Thursday, June 25, have been buried in Ibadan, the state capital.
Ajimobi was interred during a private burial ceremony amidst tears from family members and the presence of clerics.
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