Emir of Rano, Dr Abubakar Tafida Ila II, died at the aged 74.

We earlier reported that the Emir was rushed to the hospital yesterday, but today, gave up the ghost.

Alhaji Kabiru Alasan, the Turakin Rano and member Rano Emirate Council, confirmed the monarch’s death.

He said Tafida died after a brief illness.

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

The monarch, a former ambassador is survived by two wives and 17 children.

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Tafida was installed Emir of Rano in 2019, sequel to the creation of five emirate councils by the Kano State House of Assembly.

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