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Popular Kaduna Traditional Ruler, Sarkin Abubakar Mohammed Is Dead

The traditional ruler of Lere in Kaduna State, Abubakar Mohammed, has died at the age of 76.
It was gathered that Mohammed, a retired general, died after a brief illness on Saturday morning in Kaduna.

“He is my uncle. We missed him this Saturday morning. It is indeed a loss for us and the whole family,” a relative.

According to family members, the monarch, who is survived by four children and many grandchildren, will be buried in Lere town on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Abubakar ascended the throne of Lere after the demise of Umaru Sani in 2011.

Born on April 15, 1944, he at­tended Lere and Soba primary schools be­tween 1951 and 1958 be­fore pro­ceeding to Barewa Col­lege Zaria from 1959 to 1963.

He was at the Ah­madu Bello University­sity be­tween 1965 and 1966 be­fore pro­ceed­ing to the Cal­i­for­nia Polytech­nic in the United States after which he joined the Nigerian army.

He rose to the rank of a bri­gadier gen­eral and was a mil­i­tary administrator of Sokoto State from Au­gust 1985 to Septem­ber 1986.

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