43-year-old Gombe monarch dies in bed

The Emir of Funkaye Emirate in Gombe state, Alhaji Mu’azu Mohammad Kwairange has been reported dead after retiring to bed on Saturday.

Emir Kwairanga, 43, according to reports was earlier on Saturday in Gombe where he attended the flag-off of the distribution of food items to vulnerable groups by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami.

He was said to have held a meeting with officials of Funakaye branch of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) at the palace until Magrib prayer, which he observed in congregation at the palace Mosque.

“He later retired to his bed, but around 12am the sad news was relayed to us about the deceased of the emir,” a palace source stated.

Late Mu’azu Kwairanga Mu’azu was appointed as the third Emir of Funakaye on June 2, 2021, 13 days after the demise of his elder brother, late Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga.

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