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.
No official 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 Local Government Area when the bandits struck.
The late Bashar, who was the Sardauna of Kontagora, had been holding forth for his father who has been sick.
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