A second class Emir in Zamfara state, Alhaji Samaila Ari, is dead according to a family member.
He was aged 73.
Salihu Morik,i a family member of the monarch stated that the emir died at a health facility in Kaduna last Monday after a prolonged illness.
He left behind one wife and five children (two males and three females).
His funeral prayer would be performed this Tuesday by three o’clock (3 pm) local time at the Emir’s Palace in Moriki town, Zurmi local government area of the state.
There was no official statement by the state government on the demise of the late Emir at the time of filing this report.