The Emir of Funakaye in Gombe State, Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga, has passed away.
Though the cause of his death is yet to be made public, the traditional ruler reportedly died at the age of 43, Truetells Nigeria learnt.
Kwairanga was said to have returned to his bed on Friday night only to be found dead the following morning.
Sources at the Funakaye Emirate Council who confided in the Daily Trust said Kwairanga’s last public function was on Saturday in Gombe where he attended the flag-off of the distribution of food items to vulnerable groups by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami.
The deceased according to the sources was at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed Kaltungo Central Mosque in Kaltungo LGA of the state last Friday.
Truetells learnt that Kwairanga also attended the commissioning of phase I of the newly reconstructed Gombe-Yola Road in Kumo town of Akko LGA of the state.
He also reportedly held a meeting with officials of the Funakaye branch of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) at the palace until Magrib prayer, which he observed in congregation at the palace Mosque.
“He later retired to his bed, but around midnight the sad news was relayed to us about the deceased of the emir,” one of the sources from the Emirate confirmed.
Late Mu’azu Kwairanga Mu’azu was appointed as the third Emir of Funakaye on June 2, 2021, 13 days after the demise of his elder brother, the late Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga.
Kwairanga’s demise was coming a year after his elder brother had died.
Truetells Nigeria understands that Kwairanga was buried today. He is survived by one wife and five children.