The Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa, is dead – – The new Emir of Rano, in Kano state, Tafida Abubakar Illa, has died at the age of 74.
Tafida Abubakar Illa died around 4pm on Saturday, 2nd May, as confirmed by the secretary, Rano Emirate council, Sank Haruna.
Haruna through PREMIUM TIMES said 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.
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 others illnesses, the official added.
Salihu Yakasai, spokesperson to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, said many of the victims could not get adequate medical attention before they passed on.