The paramount king of Kontagora in Niger State, and the descendant of Shehu Usman Fodio, Alhaji Saidu Namaska is dead.
The Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, a grandson of Nagwamatse, died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday.
His death was officially announced by the Madakin Kontagora, Aminu Ahmed on behalf of the Kontagora Emirate.
The late king will be buried by 4 pm today (Thursday) at the Emir’s Palace in Kontagora.
The Sarkin Sudan Kontagora was born in 1937 and ascended to the throne in 1974.
Until his demise, Sarkin Sudan Kontagora was the longest surviving traditional ruler in northern Nigeria.
He joined the Nigeria Police Force in 1961 and later teamed up with the North-West judicial services as a judicial officer.
In 1974, he was turbaned as the Sarkin Sudan Kontagora as the 6th Emir of Kontagora.