President Muhammadu Buhari Friday mourned the death of the longest-serving Zamfara monarch, Emir of Kwatarkwashi, in Bungudu Local Government Area of the state, Alh. Ahmad Umar.
Buhari described the Emir’s death as “a void that cannot be filled.”
The President said, “a kind and caring ruler has left us,” adding that the 61 years of the deceased on the throne had witnessed the growth and development of his community, for which succeeding generations will continue to appreciate him.
This was disclosed in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
The President prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and urged the people of Kwatarkwashi kingdom and Zamfara State, in general, to bear the loss with fortitude.
ecocitytv reports that Alhaji Ahmed, the 28th Emir of the historical Emirate of Kwatarkwashi, died on Thursday evening in his Palace after a fruitful reign of 61 years.
He died at the age of 94, leaving behind a great number of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.