A first class Borno monarch, His Highness, the Shehu of Bama, Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi, is dead.
The monarch died today Monday April 27 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). He was in his mid-60s.
Borno State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Babakura Abba Jato confirmed the death to journalists during a routine media briefing usually held daily by Borno’s high powered response team on prevention and control of COVID-19.
Jato said the Shehu was known to have been battling with protracted illness as many people of his age, often deal with. The Commissioner said the Shehu’s palace will announce funeral arrangements that will be communicated to members of the public.
The deceased monarch ascended the throne in 1990.