The Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila II was reported dead, on Saturday evening at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital after a brief illness.
His Rano emirate is one of four new emirates created in Kano as a result of fragmentation of the political region of the Kano emirate.
Turakin Rano, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, a former speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly confirmed the report that the late emir was admitted at the hospital on Friday,though the details of ailment is yet to ascertained.
Rurum further said that the emir would be buried on Saturday, according to Islamic injunctions.
Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi