Emir Of Zing Died In Mecca Stampede - Taraba Confirms

Emir Of Zing Died In Mecca Stampede - Taraba Confirms

Taraba Amirul Hajj for the 2015 pilgrimage, Alhaji Abbas Ibrahim, the First Class ruler of Zing, has died in the stampede in Mecca, the Taraba State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board confirms.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the chairman of the board, Alhaji Hamman-Adama Tukur, confirmed the death of Emir of Zind and two his wives, saying that he passed away on Thursday during a stampede that claimed the lives of more than 700 pilgrims.

It was learnt that the body of the late traditional ruler had been recovered and buried in Makkah on Friday.

The chairman also said many indigenes of Taraba state were still missing, while a few others, who survived but sustained injuries, were receiving treatment in some Saudi hospitals.

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Chief press secretary to the Taraba governor, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, who also confirmed the death of the monarch, said consultation was still ongoing between the state government and the Zing Traditional Council, before a formal pronouncement would be made.

Meanwhile, the Zing Traditional Council has also confirmed that the Emir died along with  during the stampede.

The Tafidan Zing, Gurama Bawa, who confirmed the death of two of his four wives, said the late emir was aged 62 and had been on the throne for 19 years. He left behind 13 children.


Source: Legit.ng

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