BREAKING: Muhammad Atiku Abubakar is Dead [PHOTO]

The dethroned Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara State, Atiku Abubakar Muhammad, has died in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Muhammad passed away last Friday in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi following an undisclosed illness.

A family source who confirmed the former monarch’s demise said: “His remains are still in the UAE due to non-availability of flight to bring him back home for burial.”

This newspaper recalls that the deceased was dethroned along with the Emir of Dansadau, Husaini Umar on April 27, 2021, for allegedly aiding banditry in their respective domains.

As of the time of publishing this report, no official statement has been issued by the state government on Muhammad’s demise.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has approved the termination of the appointment of Kabiru Sahabi Liman as his Special Adviser.

This was contained in a recent press statement signed and sent to this newspaper by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kabiru Balarabe.

According to Balarabe, Governor Matawalle found it necessary to terminate Liman’s appointment.

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