The Emir of Karaga, Niger state, Alhaji Salihu Tanko is dead.
The state government confirmed the death of the monarch in a recent press release.
A statement by the state governor, Abubakar Bello 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”, Belo said.
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.