The 43-year-old Emir of Funakaye in Gombe State, Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga, has died in his sleep.
An eyewitness at the Funakaye Emirate Council said the 43-year-old emir died shortly after retiring to bed, on Saturday, August 27.
According to the reports, the monarch attended the flag-off of the distribution of food items to vulnerable groups by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami in Gombe on Saturday.
On Friday, he was at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed Kaltungo Central Mosque in Kaltungo LGA of the state.
He also attended the commissioning of phase I of the newly reconstructed Gombe-Yola Road in Kumo town of Akko LGA of the state.
He was said to have 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.
A palace source said, “He later retired to his bed, but around 12am the sad news was relayed to us about the deceased of the emir.”
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, late Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga.