Alhaji Mohammed Asha, the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, is dead. The Emir is believed to have died of complications from COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at an Isolation centre in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.
Yahaya Kanoma, the state’s commissioner for health disclosed that the late Emir fell ill on Friday and was admitted at the Specialist Hospital, in Gusau. Where he was immediately put into isolation after he showed symptoms of COVID-19 along with his wife, while his blood sample was collected for testing. The Commissioner noted that the Emir died in the early hours of Sunday while the result of his sample was being awaited.
The commissioner added that the remains of the late Emir have been laid to rest in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocol and guidelines on the burial of COVID-19 victims.