The Emir of Gaya in Kano State Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir is dead.
Abdulkadir, a first-class monarch, died of ill-health in his palace on Wednesday morning, a palace source said.
It was learnt that the Kano State government delegation is on the way to the late emir’s palace at the time of filing this report.
The tragic incident occurred this morning at the emir’s palace following a protracted illness that had kept the monarch away from public view.
Funeral arrangements for the deceased are to be announced by the palace in due course, a source revealed.
The aged monarch was appointed to the throne by the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje following the creation of four additional Emirates in the state last year.
The deceased will become the second of the four newly appointed Emirs to die. His colleague, the then Emir of Rano had died last year during the pandemic lockdown period.