The dismissed Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara State, Abubakar Atiku, has died in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Atiku died in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi following a protracted illness.
A family member, Sani Zurmi, confirmed the death to PUNCH, said that the remains of the deceased were yet to be brought to Nigeria for burial.
“His remains are still in Dubai due to nonavailability of flight to bring the deceased back home for burial,” said Zurmi.
ABN TV reports that the deceased was dethroned along with the Emir of Dansadau, Husaini Umar on April 27, 2021, for allegedly aiding banditry in their respective emirates.