From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The Emir of Rano, Kano State, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo has died at the age of 74.
He died in Kano on Saturday after a brief illness.
Emir Abubakarb Ila was among the four new Emirs crowned by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, last year.
Former Speaker of Kano state House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabir Alhassan Rurum (Turakin Rano) and member representing
Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives announced the Emirs death on Saturday.
Survived by 17 children and two wives, Emir Tafida has been buried in the Rano Emirate according to Islamic rights.
Confirming the Emir’s death, the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said in a Statement that the Emir died on Saturday at a hospital in Kano at the age of 74.
He added that, “one of the newly appointed First Class Emirs in Kano state would be buried this evening in the emirate.”