The Emir of Lere in Kaduna state, His Highness, Alhaji Abubakar Garba Muhammad, has died at the age of 77.
The Emir was a military governor of Sokoto state during General Babangida’s regime. He reportedly died after a brief illness on Saturday morning in Kaduna.
A nephew of the deceased, Hassan Mohammed said, “He is my uncle. We missed him this Saturday morning. It is indeed a loss for us and the whole family.
The monarch ascended the throne as the 13th Emir of Lere in January 2011. He was also a former president of the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
Until his elevation to the throne, the late emir was the Madakin Lere.