Zamfara longest serving emir, Ahmad Umar dies at 93


The  longest serving emir in Zamfara state, Emir of Kwatarkwashi in Bungudu local government area, Alhaji Ahmad Umar (Mai-Kwatarshi), has died.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, who disclosed this in a public announcement, said the traditional ruler died after a prolonged illness at 93 years old.

According to Balarabe, the emir died yesterday, June 9, 2022, and his funeral prayer has been conducted in the historic town of Kwatarkwashi in accordance to Islamic rites.

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Mai Kwatarkwashi was crowned by Sultan Abubakar III on March 17, 1961.

He was first appointed a village head in Samawa by his elder brother, who was then a district head before ascending the throne as Mai Kwatarkwashi

He was the eldest and longest-serving emir in Zamfara State with 61 years on the throne.

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The late Emir is known to be incorruptible and courageous, which are said to be the hallmarks of the sons and daughters of Kwatarkwashi.

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