June 21, 2024

BREAKING: Dethroned Emir, Atiku Abubakar is dead

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Dethroned Zamfara Emir Abubakar Atiku is dead

Former Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara State, Abubakar Atiku, who was dethroned on April 27, 2021, for allegedly aiding and abetting banditry in his emirate has died in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Atiku died in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi following a protracted illness, Nationnewslead reports.

A family member said the remains of the deceased have not been brought to Nigeria for burial, citing the nonavailability of flight.

“His remains are still in Dubai due to the non-availability of a flight to bring the deceased back home for burial,” the source said.

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