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BREAKING: Emir of Gaya Dies At 91

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.He was 91-years-old.

The media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Abubakar Ibrahim, confirmed the development in a Facebook post, Wednesday morning.

The official, however, did not give details of the incident.

His death followed that of the Emir of Rano, Abubakar Illa Tafida, who died on May 2, 2020.

The two were among the emirs installed by the Governor Ganduje, in 2019, after he split the Kano Emirate into five. The new emirates are Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye.

Until the creation of the four new emirates, Kano, like Sokoto, had one emir.

The Kano State government delegation is on the way to the late emir’s palace.


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