- The Nasarawa state has lost a first-class traditional ruler, Alhaji Aliyu Daudu, to the cold hand of death in the late hour of Monday
- Dauda is a first-class monarch of the Gadabuke in the Gadabuke Development Area in the Toto LGA and died at the age of 96
- Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas, chairman of the Toto LGA, described the death of the traditional ruler as shocking and a great loss for the Gada nation.
Toto, Nasarawa - Alhaji Aliyu Daudu, the first-class traditional ruler of Gadabuke in the Gadabuke Development Area in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, died at 96.
Abdullahi Zakari, a family member of the traditional ruler, confirmed the demise to journalists through a telephone call on Tuesday, July 25, Daily Trust reported.
Details of Nasarawa first-class traditional mo
Zakari added that the monarch died at the federal medical centre (FMC), Keffi, in the late hour of Monday, July 24, after a protracted illness.
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Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas, chairman of the Toto LGA, expressed sadness and shock over the demise of the 96 years old traditional ruler, adding that he would be remembered for his commitment and fatherly role in the growth of the Gada Nation and the Toto LG as a whole.
What you should know about Nasarawa State
It is one of the north-central states with different ethnic groups, including Koro, Yeskwa, the Kofyar, Eggon, Gwandara, Mada, Ninzo, Nungu, Alago, Goemai, Megili, and Gade,. At the same time, the Hausa and Fulani are found across the state.
The state is also blessed with religious diversity with about 61% of the population as Muslim while the 39% are Christians.
Daudu was the traditional ruler of the Gade kingdom in the state.
Protesters storm Abuja over leadership crisis in Nasarawa state assembly
Legit.ng earlier reported that protesters from Nasarawa State have stormed the police headquarters in Abuja over the leadership crisis rocking the state House of Assembly.
The protesters are calling on President Bola Tinubu and the inspector general of police to intervene before things get out of hand.
Addressing and calming the protesters, Kingsley Emeka, the assistant commissioner of police, promised the protesters that their message would be delivered to the IGP.