The remains of the late Yariman Gombe and Senior District Head of Gombe, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar Umar, were laid to rest in Gombe yesterday.
The late traditional ruler, a younger brother to the late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar, died at 77, on Tuesday evening, according to Daily Trust.
The funeral prayer, led by the Grand Khadi of the state, Abdullahi Maikano Usman, held at the Emir’s Palace, Gombe, was attended by thousands of mourners, including Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Senator Danjuma Goje, national and state lawmakers among others.
While conveying his condolences to Emir Abubakar III and the entire Bubayero royal family members, Governor Yahaya stated that the late monarch lived a life of selfless service and offered counsel and fatherly guidance for the peace, unity and development of the state.
WikkiTimes learnt that was the monarch born in 1948. He was survived by two wives and nineteen children and many grandchildren.