Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila ll, has died hours after he was rushed to the hospital in Kano yesterday, May 1.
It is unclear if the death of the Emir of Rano (one of the newly created emirates in Kano) is related to coronavirus but he was reportedly taken to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in a critical state.
He was later referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention where he died at around 4:45pm.
His Rano emirate is one of four new emirates created in Kano in the wake of the balkanization of the Kano emirate due to the friction between Gov. Ganduje and ex emir Sanusi.
Several prominent people have died in Kano state in recent time even as the Head of Covid-19 presidential task force in Kano, Nasiru Gwarzo has disclosed that the “rate of community transmission in Kano is ‘now 80 percent’”.