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Coronavirus: Another Emir dies in Zamfara state

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Asha has died in Isolation centre.

He was believed to have died of complications from COVID-19.

Zamfara Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, sai the deceased had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau for three days.

Mustafa stressed that his blood sample had been sent to Abuja for the COVID-19 test, explaining, however, that “the result is still being awaited”.

He said the remains of the late Emir were still in the hospital waiting for burial by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Aged 71, the late Emir was appointed in 2004 by the first civilian Governor of the state, Alhaji Sani Yariman Bakura.

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