Months into his reign, the Emir of Rano Emirate Council in Kano State, Abubakar Tafida, has died in the state.
The Turakin Rano and member of Rano Emirate Council, Kabiru Alasan, confirmed that the monarch died on Saturday after a brief illness at the age of 74.
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, Nasarawa.
He said that Tafida was earlier referred to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) on Friday, before he was moved to the Nasarawa Hospital.
Alasan added that the deceased is survived by two wives and 17 children.
Tafida was installed Emir of Rano in 2019, sequel to the creation of five emirate councils by the Kano State House of Assembly.