Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, is dead

Mr. Abubakar died, Tuesday evening, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London.

The Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, is dead.

Mr. Abubakar died, Tuesday evening, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London, the United Kingdom, where he was undergoing treatment for cancer.

The Secretary to Gombe State Government, Abubakar Bage, confirmed the news of the passing on of the emir in a press release on Tuesday evening.

A source who is a prince from one of the ruling houses in the town also informed PREMIUM TIMES earlier that the late emir would be flown back to Gombe on Wednesday after which he would be buried according Islamic rights.

The late emir was the chairman of the Gombe State Council of Traditional Rulers and had been on the throne since January 1984.


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