Emir of Agaie dies at 52
A first class Emir in Niger State, Etsu Agaie, Alhaji Mohammed Kudu Abubakar Ubandoma III died Sunday at the age of 52 years.
He died in an Abuja hospital at about 6am after a two years battle with kidney related illness.
The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Saidu Kpaki confirmed the demise of the traditional ruler in a telephone interview.
According to him, ” I can confirm that the Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Muhammadu Kudu Abubakar is dead and the burial is slated for 5 pm in Agaie, today (Sunday)”.
Born on 15th March 1962, Etsu Abubakar was installed the 13th Emir of Agaie on 13th April 2004 by the administration of former governor of Niger state, Engineer Abdulkadir Kure.
In his tribute the Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu described the late Etsu Agaie as a man of peace and a rare patriot.
Aliyu in condolence message signed by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Malam Danladi Ndayebo said the death of the royal father was a great loss to the people of his domain, Niger State and Nigeria.
The governor noted that Etsu’s ten years reign brought tremendous progress and modernization to Agaie Emirate, adding that violence, whether sectarian or otherwise, was a rare occurrence in his domain.
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