The fired emir of Zurmi in Zamfara state, Abubakar Atiku, has died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Atiku died in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi after a long illness.

A relative, Sani Zurmi, inquired The PUNCH that the remains of the deceased had yet to be taken to Nigeria for burial.

“His remains are still in Dubai because no flight is available to take the deceased home for the funeral,” Zurmi said.

The PUNCH reports that the deceased was dethroned on April 27, 2021 along with the Emir of Dansadau, Husaini Umar, for allegedly aiding banditry in their respective emirates.

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