The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Mohammed Ahmad-Asha, has died of suspected coronavirus-related complications in the early hours of Sunday.
The Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in the state, Mustafa Kaura, told the Punch that the deceased emir had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau three days ago.
Mr Kaura disclosed that his blood sample had been sent to Abuja for the COVID-19 test, explaining, however, that “the result is still being awaited”.
He said the remains of the late Emir were still in the hospital waiting for burial by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Aged 71, the late Emir was appointed in 2004 by the first civilian Governor of the state, Alhaji Sani Yariman Bakura.
News3 days ago
Borno pastor in Boko Haram captivity appeals to Buhari, Zulum, CAN to save him from execution within 7 days
Politics1 day ago
BREAKING: Ganduje bombs Buhari: ‘Deal with terrorists and bandits decisively or resign’
News13 hours ago
BREAKING: Boko Haram IED injures 3 PHCN staff working to restore electricity to Maiduguri
News2 days ago
BREAKING: Hours after Buhari rules out amnesty, bandits kidnap ‘over 300 schoolgirls’ in Zamfara school
News4 days ago
JUST IN: Hours after Nigerian troops reclaim Marte, Boko Haram infiltrates Maiduguri, kill scores
News5 days ago
JUST IN: Gunmen attack police station in Abia, kill two officers
Politics3 days ago
APC chairmanship: Sheriff begins consultation with governors, says ‘I’m the best’
Politics2 days ago
2023: Why Buhari’s successor must be Yoruba Muslim – MURIC