The Emir of Karaga, Niger state, Alhaji Salihu Tanko die at 91
Former Kaduna Senator confirmed the demise of the Emir on his twitter page on Tuesday.
“I received the sad news of the death of the Emir of Kagara, Niger State, Alhaji Salihu Tanko. May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin. Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun,” Sani said.
Tanko was appointed as the 16th Chief of Tegina in 1971.
Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi local government area, has been in public view recently due to the activities of bandits.
The gunmen had recently abducted 40 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara.
Tanko was appointed as the 16th Chief of Tegina in 1971. He was upgraded to First Class Emir on November 1, 1991, by then military Governor of Niger State Col. Lawan Gwadabe.