Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila dies

By Abankula

Emir of Rano, Dr Abubakar Tafida Ila II, is dead. He was aged 74.

The emir, who was rushed to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) on Friday, gave up the ghost today.

Ila, critically ill, was referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention,

Alhaji Kabiru Alasan, the Turakin Rano and member Rano Emirate Council, confirmed the monarch’s death.

He said Tafida died after a brief illness.

Alasan, who is also a member representing Rano-Kibiya-Bunkure Federal Constituency, said the emir passed on while on admission at the Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Nassarawa.

The monarch, a former ambassador is survived by two wives and 17 children.

Tafida was installed Emir of Rano in 2019, sequel to the creation of five emirate councils by the Kano State House of Assembly.

Concerns have been heightened in the state over the rash of deaths, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In one alarming instance, 13 people died in one day.

A government committee set up to probe the deaths is yet to submit a report.