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BREAKING: Emir of Rano dies in Kano

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The Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo, has died at the age of 74, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

In a statement sent to this newspaper, Turakin Rano and a House of Representatives’ member, Alhaji Kabir Alhassan Rururm, said the monarch died on Saturday at a hospital in Kano.

The lawmaker said the emir was sick on Friday and was taken to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital but was referred to Nassarawa Specialist Hospital due to lack of oxygen.

Rururm added that he does not know whether the emir’s illness is related or not to COVID-19.

He said the late emir would be buried this evening in the emirate, adding that late emir is survived by 17 children and two wives.

Rano is one of the emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during his feud with the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.

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