The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has described the death of the Emir of Kagara in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, Alhaji Salihu Tanko, as a colossal loss to the Kagara Emirate and the North Central state in general.

Bello in a statement on Tuesday said, “We have lost a First Class Emir, a member of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, an Octogenarian and an Elder Statesman whose wise counsel has been of immense value to this administration and those before it in the state.”

He described the late emir as a symbol of humility and patience who brought immense unity and progress to the Kagara Emirate.

The governor said the late monarch would be missed and also prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.