The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad Asha, is dead.
A family source said the traditional ruler died on Sunday morning at Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.
The source revealed that he died while they are still awaiting the results of coronavirus test carried out on him.
The traditional ruler ascended to the throne 16 years ago.
Findings revealed that preparations for his burial is ongoing as many residents of Kaura Namoda came to the palace on receiving the sad news.