Emir Of Kontagora, Umaru Namaska Is Dead

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The Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska, is dead.

Dailly Trust reports that the emir died at the age of 84 and spent 47 years on the throne.

According the newspaper, the monarch died at an Hospital.

No statement has been issued from the family and palace but a source confirmed the demise of the monarch.

The Emir’s death comes three months after bandits gunned down his son during an attack on the monarch’s farm.

Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the deceased’s son, was on the farm along Zuru road in Kontagora when the bandits struck.

Some other working with him were also said have been shot dead while unspecified number of cows were rustled.

The Bashar, who was the Sardauna of Kontagora, had been holding forth for his father who has been sick.

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