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COVID-19: Zamfara Emir dies in isolation

Valentine Chinyem

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Zamfara state government has revealed that the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, died of COVID-19 following complication he suffered.

The late monarch, 71, died on Sunday.

Mustapha Jafaru, the Publicity Secretary of the Zamfara Committee on Prevention and Control of COVID-19, said Asha had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.

He explained that having been suspected of contracting COVID-19, the Emir’s blood sample was taken to Abuja for status confirmation.

The sample returned positive.

The official disclosed that the traditional ruler has been buried in Kaura-Namoda by officials of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The late Emir was appointed in 2004 by the first civilian governor of the state, Sani Yerima.