The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has died of suspected Coronavirus complications.
He was said to have developed symptoms of Coronavirus, prompting his blood sample to been sent to Abuja for test.
Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in the state, said the late emir had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, since Thursday.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Commissioner for Health in the state, Yahaya Kanoma said the late Emir fell Ill on Friday and was admitted at the Specialist Hospital, in Gusau.
He explained that the deceased was immediately put into isolation after he showed symptoms of Coronavirus along with his wife, while his blood sample was collected for testing.
The Commissioner disclosed that the Emir died in the early hours of Sunday while the result of his sample was being awaited.
He, however, said that it will be too early to conclude that the late emir died from COVID-19 until his test result comes out.
Aged 71, the late emir was appointed in 2004 by the first civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Sani Yariman Bakura.
The remains of the late Emir have been laid to rest in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocol and guidelines on the burial of Coronavirus victims.