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Breaking: Longest reigning Nigerian emir Ahmad Umar dies

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The longest serving emir in North western Nigerian state of Zamfara, Emir of Kwatarkwashi in Bungudu Local Government Area, Alhaji Ahmad Umar (Mai-Kwatarshi) has died.

 

He died on Thursday at 93, having been on the throne for 61 years.

 

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, who disclosed this in a public announcement, said the emir died after a prolonged illness.

 

Balarabe said Umar’s funeral prayer was conducted at 6:30 p.m. in the historic town of Kwatarkwashi according to Islamic rites.

 

Mai Kwatarkwashi was crowned by Sultan Abubakar III on March 17, 1961 and died in his palace.

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Until his death, he was the eldest Emir in Zamfara State having spent 61 years on the throne. CONTINUE READING…..

 

 

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Akanji Philip is a full-time blogger, Copywriter and a content creator. He is also a specialist in community health.


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