OBITUARY: Borno first class emir, Shehu Abba is called to glory

The Periscope reporter

Borno State First Class Emir, Shehu of Dikwa, His Royal Highness, Dr Abba Tor Masta II, has transited to great beyond.

According to the family source, the Monarch who is second in position after Shehu of Borno died in the early hours of Saturday in Maiduguri, Borno state.

In October last year, there were speculations that the Monarch had passed away while receiving medical treatment at Abuja Hospital.

The sad incident occurred while Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum and His Deputy, Umar Usman Kadafur with other dignitaries were in Biu Local Government Area of Southern Borno for the coronation of the new Emir, HRH Umar Mustapha Aliyu following the demise of his father late last year.

However, governor Zulum has with his entourage returned to Maiduguri grace the burial rites of the late Monarch.

Alhaji Abba Tor Shehu Masta II, was appointed by the former governor, Ali Modu Sheriff towards in March 2010 as Shehu of the newly created Dikwa Emirate.

The appointment divided the 100 years old Dikwa Emirate into two: Bama and Dikwa Emirates.

The old Dikwa Emirate was made up of four local government areas: Bama, Ngala, Dikwa and Kala- Balge with 24 districts, having the palace in Bama town.

The new Dikwa Emirate has three local government areas: Ngala, Dikwa and Kala-Balge with 12 districts, while Bama Emirate now has one local government area with 12 districts.

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