Three months after the Emir of Kontagora in Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, lost his heir to terrorist bandits, the monarch has das died.
Namaska died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday morning, September 9, after a prolonged illness. He died at the age of 84 after 47 years on the throne.
His eldest son and heir, Bashar Saidu Namaska was murdered by bandits at Masuga village close to Kontagora.
Although no official statement has been issued from the family and palace Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday.
The Governor eulogized the Emir saying he was a man of peace who ensured peace and tranquility in his emirate throughout his reign.
Bello said the deceased monarch was so much an asset to the entire people of Kontagora emirate owing to his fatherly role to all.
“The death of a loved one is painful more so, the death of a father figure no matter how old he must have lived.
“Sarkin Sudan was an asset to us in Kontagora Emirate, he served humanity with commitment and patriotism while he was alive. Losing him will really create a vacuum, but I am consoled by the fact that whatever Allah does is right. All we need to do now is to pray for Allah’s forgiveness on the soul of the late Emir, and grant him Aljahna Firdausi,” the Governor said.