Emir of Kwatarkwashi in Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State, Alhaji Ahmad Umar Mai-Kwatarkwashi is dead.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe revealed that he died at the age of 93 after a prolonged illness.
His funeral prayer was scheduled for 6:30pm yesterday at his palace in Kwatarkwashi. Mai Kwatarkwashi was crowned by Sultan Abubakar III on March 17, 1961.
He was the eldest and longest-serving emir in Zamfara State with 61 years on the throne.