The Emir of Birnin Magaji in Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Ahmad Umar Usman has been reported dead.
Late Alhaji Ahmad Umar Usman, addressed as Dan Alin Birnin Magaji, died last night at the Federal Medical Centre Gusau after a brief illness.
The state’s Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji confirmed the death.
Alhaji Ibrahim who is also the Dan Madami of Birnin Magaji said the late emir died some hours after he got to the hospital for treatment.
The late Ahmad Umar Usman died at the age of 61.
The deceased was appointed as Commissioner for Agriculture and later Commerce in the old Sokoto State between 1991 and 1992.
He then resumed his work at the Kaduna Polytechnic. He was appointed Emir of Birnin Magaji in 2012 after the death of the then emir Alhaji Mustapha Aliyu Usman.
Before he ascended the throne as emir, he was the Sardauna of Birnin Magaji. He would be buried by 2pm today in Birnin Magaji town according to Islamic rites.