Nigeria: Bauchi State Emir Dies At 81
The Emir of Misau in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammadu Manga III, died on Monday morning.
The monarch died at the age of 81 after a protracted illness in his hometown in Misau.
Manga III, an Officer of the Federal Republic, was buried on Monday in Misau according to Islamic rite.
The deceased, who was one of the six Emirs in Bauchi State, was installed the 10th Emir of the Misau Emirate Council in October 1979.
He was later promoted to a First Class Chief on July 31, 1982.
Left behind to mourn the traditional ruler are four wives, 27 children and over 100 grandchildren.
The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar; his deputy, Nuhu Gidado; Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kawuwa Damina, top government functionaries and sympathisers attended the burial.
A delegation of the National Assembly, led by Senator Danjuma Goje, also attended the burial.