The Emir of Rano, one of the newly created emirate following the balkanisation of the Kano Emirate Council by the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Illa, is dead. He was aged 74.

The secretary to the Rano Emirate Council, Sank Haruna, said that he received the news of the emir’s death few minutes to 5 p.m.

He said, “I’m now on my way to the hospital, the emir is dead.”

The late emir was admitted at the Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital on Friday for an undisclosed ailment, before he was referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention, where he died on Saturday.

The Rano Emirate is one of the newly created four emirates by governor Abdullahi Ganduje.


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