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Emir of Rano, Dr. Tafida is dead



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The Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa, has died at the age of 74.

The secretary, Rano Emirate council, Sank Haruna, disclosed that he received the news about the emir’s death few minutes to 5 p. m.

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

CAPITAL POST reports that the late emir was on Friday admitted at Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital over an undisclosed ailment.

He was later 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.

The Kano State government on Friday said preliminary investigations into the recent unexplained deaths recorded in the state showed many victims died from malaria and Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM).

Many of the victims also had underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, among other illnesses, the official added.

Mystery death continue to ravage Kano State with government trying to investigate the circumstances.

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