Emir of Kontagora, Umaru Namaska dies at 84


The Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Niger State, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska, has died at the age of 84.

Reports indicated that the late Emir, who spent 47 years on the throne, died at an Abuja hospital.

The late Emir’s death was confirmed to DailyTrust by a source close to the throne.


The Emir’s death comes three months after bandits gunned down his son during an attack on the monarch’s farm.

Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the deceased’s son, was on the farm along Zuru road in Kontagora Local Government Area when the bandits struck.

Before his death, the late Bashar, who was the Sardauna of Kontagora, held the forte for his father when he was sick.


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