The Supreme Ruler of the Jukun Race and Chairman of Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, Kuvyo II CON has has died.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Sunday by the Media Assistant to the Paramount ruler, Jolly Agbu Masa-IBI.
HRM Angyu Masa Ibi, aged 84 years, died after leading the Kwararafa Race for 45 Years.
“All traditional rites in accordance with the Jukun tradition have since commenced.
“The final traditional rites for Aku Uka’s transition from the Palace to Puje would be announced in due course.
“He died late Saturday night in his house after a brief illness,” the statement read.
The late ruler was the 27th Aku Uka of the Kwararafa Empire and 13th since the founding of the Wukari federation, a Jukun traditional state in Middle Belt Nigeria.
He was crowned in 1976 as a second-class king but was later upgraded to first-class status in 1982.
He had two honorary doctoral degrees and was a Commander of the Order of Niger (CON).