The Borno Government has confirmed the death of a first class traditional ruler, the Shehu of Dikwa, Muhammad Ibn-Masta El-Kanemi.
The state Commissioner for Information, Babakura Abba-Jato, said this in a statement on Saturday in Maiduguri.
Mr Abba-Jato said the first class traditional ruler, who was in his mid-70s,
“Born in 1946 the late Shehu was appointed as the Shehu of Dikwa after the creation of another emirate out of the then Dikwa emirate in 2008.
“A season school administrator, civil servant and politician died in a private hospital after a protracted illness,” he said.
He said that the remains of the deceased was expected in Maiduguri from Abuja.
The late Shehu left behind wives, children and many relatives.
The commissioner said that Governor Babagana Zulum, has cut short his official engagements in Southern Borno in honour of the departed monarch.
Mr Zulum prayed to Almighty Allah for the repose of his soul. (NAN)
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