- Abubakar Atiku, Zamfara emir has been confirmed dead outside the shores of Nigeria, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates
- The dismissed traditional ruler died on Sunday, August 28, at a private hospital after a long drawn-out illness
- Meanwhile, the state Governor, Bello Matawalle sacked the Emir, Abubakar on April 27, 2021 for allegedly supporting bandits in his domain
A report by The Punch has it that the dismissed Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara state, Abubakar Atiku, has died in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Atiku died in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi following a protracted illness.
A family member, Sani Zurmi, who confirmed the development to the newspaper, disclosed that the remains of the deceased were yet to be brought to Nigeria for burial.
Abubakar's corpse is still in Dubai, the family confirmed
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“His remains are still in Dubai due to non availability of flight to bring the deceased back home for burial.”
Meanwhile, the deceased was dethroned alongside the Emir of Dansadau, Husaini Umar on April 27, 2021, for allegedly aiding banditry in their respective emirates.
Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the unfortunate incident.
Adah Achukwu prayed
"May God almighty for give his sin may his gentle soul rest in peace."
Ojodomo Abba said
"It's very unfortunate,may his soul rest in peace. It's advisable to bury him there instead of all these stress.
"I pity those rejoicing over his death."
Cherechi Alih urged
"Nigeria no be graveyard... Let him be buried there."
Jessica Ovuru said
"They are always traveling out for medical treatment as if it's a crime to have a good medical facility in Nigeria."
Aliyu Suleiman prayed
"May Allah forgive his shortcoming and grant him Aljanat fudosi ."
Olowu Toyyibah Olasunkanmi Sanni said
"May Almighty Allah accept his return."
Hãr Lär Ñëè stated
"Thank God is not my atiku "
Popular northern emir dies few months after bandits killed his son
At the time of this report, no official statement had been issued from the family and palace, but a source confirmed the demise of the monarch. His death comes three months after bandits gunned down his son during an attack on the monarch’s farm.
The deceased’s son was on the farm along Zuru road in Kontagora local government area when the bandits struck.
Olubadan fumes as hoodlums invade palace, do the unthinkable
Elsewhere in Oyo state, hoodlums recently invaded the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun.
According to reports, the men were said to be hired by some Mogajis and Baales to disrupt the chieftaincy ceremony, leading to the immediate suspension of activities.
In reaction, the monarch, who was saddened by the act, noted that only three chiefs out of ten chiefs were installed yesterday.