The death has been reported of Emir of Tsafe, Yan’ doton Tsafe, Alhaji Habibu Aliyu of Zamfara State.
The news of the emir’s demised was contained in a statement signed by the Zamfara State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Muttaka Rini.
According to the statement, the monarch passed away at the Usman Danfodio University Teaching hospital Sokoto after a protracted illness.
He is survived by four wives 25 children and 62 grand children.
The late Emir succeeded his father, late Alhaji Aliyu Yan doto in 1991.
He will be buried in the palace at his hometown of Tsafe at 2pm Wednesday.
Meanwhile, state governor, who is also Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has expressed sadness over the passing.
His media adviser, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, Abubakar, described the death of the Emir as a great loss to the entire country as a whole, due to his sterling leadership qualities, humility, honesty and integrity.
He condoled with the late Yantodo’s family, Emirate and people of Tsafe, and the Zamfara state Council of Chiefs.