Kano mourns again as Emir of Rano dies, cause of death unknown

Saturday, May 2, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Emir of Rano Dr Tafida Abubakar
Kano has been thrown into another mourning as the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila II, has died of an unknown ailment.

According to Daily Trust, the monarch died on Saturday at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital at about 4:45pm after a brief illness.

It is, however, uncertain if the emir’s illness is related to COVID-19 or not.

Confirming the death, a former speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, said the late emir was admitted at the hospital on Friday.

Alhassan added that the monarch would be buried on Saturday, according to Islamic rites.

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