Newly appointed Emir dies in Kano after brief illness

The Emir of Rano Emirate Council in Kano State, Amb. Abubakar Tafida, has died on Saturday in Kano.

Alhaji Kabiru Alasan, the Turakin Rano and member Rano Emirate Council, confirmed that the monarch died after a brief illness at the age of 74.

Alasan, who is also a member representing Rano-Kibiya-Bunkure Federal Constituency the late emir passed on while on admission at the Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa.

He said that Tafida was earlier referred to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) on Friday, before he was moved to the Nasarawa Hospital.

Alasan added that deceased survived by two wives and 17 children.

NAN also reports that Tafida was installed Emir of Rano in 2019, sequel to the creation of five emirate councils by the Kano State House of Assembly. (NAN)