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Emir of Gusau, Kabir Danbaba, dies at 88


THE Emir of Gusau, Capital of Zamfara State, Alhaji Muhammad Kabiru Danbaba, is dead. He died Thursday at a private hospital in Abuja.

Aged 88, the Emir who died after a protracted illness, was first hospitalized at Yariman Bakura Specialits Hospital, Gusau, last month before he was transferred to a private hospital, in Abuja.

He is survived by 37 children and many grand children.

The state commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji, who announced the death of the Emir through a radio public announcement, said the funeral prayer time of the deceased will be later in the day.

Alhaji  Danbaba , OFR, was born in 1927.  He started his elementary school in 1935 at the early age of 8.  As a hard working man, Alhaji Muhammad Kabir became the magajin Garini 1974 at the age of 47 years, which he held for the period of 10 years. He was made district Head of Gusau  in 1984 which he held for 13 years. Because of his efficiency and zeal in his office, he was upgraded to a second class Emir in 1997, which he held for 3 years.

He was elevated to the rank of first class Emir in 2000.

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