Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Kabir Maikarfi III, is dead.
According to information from the palace, Maigari who is the chairman of the Lokoja traditional council, died at 80 on Wednesday evening, September 28, after a brief illness at a private hospital in Abuja.
A statement issued on Wednesday night by the Secretary of Lokoja Local Government Traditional Council, Muhammed Nalado Usman, said the monarch will be buried in Lokoja on Thursday, September 29, by 3 pm.
Until his death, the monarch is said to have been one of the longest-serving traditional rulers in Kogi State, having ascended the throne in 1992.
He was also one of the country’s foremost and highly respected traditional rulers.