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Prominent Nigerian Monarch Is Dead

Prominent Nigerian Monarch Is Dead

One of Nigeria’s most prominent traditional rulers, Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Kabir Maikarfi lll, is dead.

Media gathered that the monarch died on Wednesday evening in a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.

Prominent Nigerian Monarch
Prominent Nigerian Monarch

The monarch was 80 years old.

Muhammed Nalado Usman, Secretary, Lokoja Local Government Traditional Council, in a statement said the late monarch would be buried on Thursday afternoon in Lokoja.

Maikarfi III ascended the throne in 1992 and marked the 30th anniversary of the coronation in May.

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