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Prominent Traditional Ruler Slumps, Dies In Palace




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The traditional ruler of Yaba in Abaji area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, has slumped and died.

Adamu’s death was confirmed to newsmen by a member of the deceased family, Shuaibu Abdullahi on Thursday night.

He said the late Etsu of Yaba chiefdom died while on his way to observe Magrib prayers, within his palace.

Shuaibu Abdullahi stated that the monarch slumped suddenly and his aides rushed him to Abaji General Hospital, where he gave up the ghost.

“Immediately he slumped, they moved him inside the car to the hospital. But unfortunately on arrival at the hospital, doctors confirmed him dead,” he told Daily Trust.

The corpse of the monarch, who was aged 62, had been taken from the hospital to Yaba, where he would be buried by 9am on Friday.

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Naija News understands that this development comes after the death of the Etsu of Kwali chiefdom in Kwali Area Council of FCT, Alhaji Sha’aban Audu Nizaz, who died at a private hospital in Abuja, on December, 29, 2022.