Emir Of Gombe Dies At 76

Channels Television  
Updated May 27, 2014

Emir of GombeThe Gombe State Government has announced the death of the Emir of Gombe and Chairman of the State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar.

The Emir died on Tuesday in a London Hospital.

A statement by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Abubakar Bage, said that arrangements were being made to convey the corpse of the Emir to Gombe for burial.

Late Alhaji Shehu Abubakar, who died at the age of 76 was the 11th Emir of Gombe and has been on the throne for 30 years.

His Royal Highness Alhaji Shehu Abubakar would be remembered for his contribution to the creation of Gombe State in 1996.