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Maigari of Lokoja, Maikarfi lll dies at 80

One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers, Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Kabir Maikarfi lll is dead.

Aged 80 years, Maigari died Wednesday evening after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja.

He was one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Kogi State, having ascended the throne in 1992.

The Secretary, Lokoja Local Government Traditional Council, Muhammed Nalado Usman confirmed the death of the traditional ruler in a statement issued late Wednesday night.

The statement said the late royal father would be buried on Thursday in Lokoja at 4 p.m.

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