Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar has died after a brief illness Naija News understands.
The foremost traditional ruler in Kwara State died on Tuesday night in Abuja and would be buried in Patigi on Wednesday 20, March 2019 by 2 pm according to Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara state Traditional Council, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has expressed deep shock over the death of the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar.
The emir in his condolence message signed by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, described the demise of the highly respected monarch as a colossal loss to humanity.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari said the late Etsu Patigi was a true epitome of peace and symbol of unity to the entire Nupe speaking tribes in Kwara State and beyond stressing that his death will no doubt create a wide vacuum which cannot be forgotten so soon.
He further noted that late Etsu Chatta Umar was until his death the Vice Chairman of the Kwara State traditional council and has used his wealth of experience to promote the council through his numerous outstanding contributions.
“I received the news of his death with crude shock. Etsu Chatta Umar was a peace-loving monarch whose penchant growth and development of the emirate and state at large know no bound. We will surely miss him.
“I pray that Almighty Allah will forgive his shortcomings, admit him into al-janatul firdaos and give the family and the entire people of Patigi Emirate Council the fortitude to bear the great loss”, he added.
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