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After 26 Years on the Throne, the Emir of Tsafe, Habibu Aliyu Dies at 62

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Muttaqa Rini, has announced the demise of a monarch of the state.

After 26 years on the throne, 62-year-old Emir of Tsafe in Zamfara state, Alhaji Habibu Aliyu, who died on Wednesday has been buried.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Muttaqa Rini, announced the demise of the monarch in a statement in Gusau.

Rini said the emir died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto in a brief illness.

He said that the deceased left behind four wives, 25 children and 62 grandchildren.

The commissioner had also said that the remains would be buried at his palace in Tsafe by 2 p.m on Wednesday according to Islamic rites.

He succeeded his father in 1991.

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