The Mai Borgu, the traditional ruler of Borgu Emirate, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III, yesterday passed on in Germany where he was receiving medical attention. He was 77 years old.
A family source informed that the late Emir was flown to Germany four days after the last Sallah celebration when he suddenly took ill. He added that the late Emir was accompanied overseas by his son, Nasir Jikantoro, who was also with him when he died and called some title holders to announce the death of his father. WEEKEND LEADERSHIP gathered that when the news of the death was broken to the family yesterday in New Bussa by the Galadima of Borgu Kingdom, Khalifat Mohammed, the entire Kingdom was thrown into a mourning session as the people expressed shock over the death of their paramount ruler. Read more