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Kaura-Namoda Emir dies awaiting coronavirus result



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The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria Mohammed Ahmad Asha, reportedly died while awaiting for his result of COVID-19 test.

The monarch dies on Sunday.
His death came a day after the Emir of Rano, in Kano, Dr.

Tafida Abubakar Ila II, died as a result of the COVID-19 related illnesses.

His younger brother, the Dan Jekan Kaura Namoda, Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, said the 71-year-old monarch had a history of diabetes and hypertension.

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His brother said the monarch was responding to treatment in his palace before he was taken to the hospital.

According to Asha, “he was taken to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital where he died after three days of admission.

“Asha is survived by three wives and 11 children.

However, some reports said he died of suspected COVID-19-related complications, while in isolation.

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Mustafa Jafaru, Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in the state, said the late traditional ruler had been in isolation at Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.

Jafaru said the blood sample of the dead Zamfara Emir was sent to Abuja for COVID-19 test, but that “the result is still being awaited.”

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The deceased Emir, age 71, was appointed in 2004 by Sani Yariman Bakura, former governor of Zamfara.

Before then, he was an accountant, auditor, and Director of Finance at Kaura Namoda, Gusau, Bukkuyum Local Government councils.
He will be buried on Sunday according to Islamic rites.


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