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Kogi Monarch Attah of Igala, Michael Ameh Oboni II, is dead

Valentine Chinyem

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Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni II, the 27th Attah Igala, has died.

The monarch was said to have died in an Abuja hospital on Thursday morning after undergoing a pile operation.

The 72-year-old Kogi state paramount ruler came down with stroke, which was revealed by sources, complicated the procedure.

His body has since been moved to the National Hospital, Abuja, for embalming while traditional rites are observed.

Before his death, he was the chairman, Kogi State traditional council.

The Kogi state government is yet to issue an official statement confirming the death of the monarch.