Salihu Tanko the Emir of Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Salihu is dead.
According to report, Mr Tanko died at the IBB specialist hospital in Minna, the state capital, after a protracted health challenge..
According to a statement issued by the secretary to the local government council, Bala Mohammed, the remains of the monarch will be laid to rest Monday evening.
In another report, the state governor, Abubakar Bello, has described his death as a colossal loss to the Kagara Emirate and the state in general.
“We have lost a First Class Emir, a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, an octogenarian and an elder statesman whose wise counsel has been of immense value to this administration and those before it in the state,” the governor said in a statement.
Recall that Kagara recently made headline over the abduction of 38 students and staff of the Government Science College in the town.
The abducted persons were released 10 days later, but bandits returned to the area on the same day, killing four persons and kidnapping many others in different attacks on Kagara and surrounding villages.