The Emir of Karaga, Niger state, Alhaji Salihu Tanko is dead, the state government has confirmed in a recent press release.
The Emir of Kagara in Niger state, Alhaji Salihu Tanko has died days after school students were kidnapped in the town.
The cause of his death was not named as at the time of filing this report.
Emir of Kagara death: Niger state Governor expresses shock
See the Governor’s statement on the monarch’s demise below;
GOVERNOR SANI BELLO CONDOLES ETSU NUPE AND CHAIRMAN NIGER STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS, KAGARA EMIRATE OVER THE DEMISE OF EMIR
Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has received, with great shock, the news of the death of Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Salihu Tanko.
The Governor, in a statement described the death of the Emir as collosal loss to the state in general and the Kagara Emirate in particular.
“We have lost a First Class Emir, a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, an Octagenerian and an Elder Statesman whose wise counsel has been of immense value to this administration and those before it in the state.”.
The Governor described the late Emir of Kagara as symbol of humility, patience and peace-loving person who has brought immense unity and progress to his emirate adding that he would be greatly missed.
Governor Sani Bello commiserated with the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the immediate family and entire people of Kagara Emirate, and prayed Allah to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest in Jannatul Firdausi and the family the fortitude to be strong in this trying times.
GOVERNOR SANI BELLO CONDOLES ETSU NUPE AND CHAIRMAN NIGER STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS, KAGARA EMIRATE OVER THE DEMISE OF EMIR pic.twitter.com/yavoNPBO8l
— Governor Niger (@GovNiger) March 2, 2021
Late Emir of Kagara Alhaji Salihu Tanko Biography
Salihu Tanko was appointed as the 16th Chief of Tegina in 1971.
On Jan 1, 1982, he was appointed as the second Chief of Kagara with a second-Class status to succeed Alh Ahmadu Attahiru who held the position until his death in November, 1981.
On 1st Nov. 1991, Alh Salihu Tanko was promoted to the rank of a First-Class Emir by the military Governor of Niger State Col. Lawan Gwadabe.