Another traditional ruler in the north of Nigeria, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Ahmad Muhammad Asha, has died.
According to Daily Trust, the Emir of Kaura Namoda, Ahmad Muhammad Asha also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 71.
His younger brother, Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan Kaura Namoda told Daily Trust that the Emir had battled diabetes and hypertension fora long time.
“He spent like four days in his palace responding to treatment when the illnesses struck again. Later he was taken to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital where he died after three days of admission.”
“He worked as Director of Finance and Treasurer in many local government areas of the state including Kaura Namoda, Gusau and Maru before he was appointed as Emir in 2004.”
“He is survived by three wives and 11 children among his children is Sanusi Muhammad Asha of the Nigerian Army currently serving in Maiduguri, Borno state.”
“Preparation for his funeral rite are underway, and he will be buried in his home town of Kaura Namoda according to Islamic rite,” Abdulkarim said.
In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, no fewer than three prominent northern monarchs were reported died.