The Kano’s new emirate, Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa, is dead.
He was aged 75.
The secretary, Rano Emirate council, Sank Haruna, told newsmen that he received the news about the emir’s death few minutes to 5 p.m.
“I’m now on my way to the hospital, the emir is dead,” he said.
The late emir was on Friday admitted at Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for an undisclosed ailment.
He was later referred to the Nasarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention, where he died on Saturday.
The Rano Emirate is one of the four newly created emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.