The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died of suspected COVID-19 complications.
The Emir who died early hours of Sunday was said to have developed symptoms of Coronavirus, prompting his blood sample been sent to Abuja for test.
Aged 71, the late emir worked as Director of Finance and Treasurer in many local government areas of the state including Kaura Namoda, Gusau and Maru before he was appointed as Emir in 2004.”
According to Sahara Reporters, Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in the state, said the late emir had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, since Thursday.
The Emir is survived by three wives and 11 children.