A 43-year-old Gombe monarch dies in his sleep

Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga, the emir of Funakaye in Gombe State, passed away peacefully in his sleep.

On Saturday, August 27, the 43-year-old emir passed away immediately after going to bed, according to sources at the Funakaye Emirate Council.

According to reports, the monarch was there for the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, to flag off the distribution of food supplies to vulnerable populations on Saturday in Gombe.

43-year-old Gombe monarch dies in his sleep

On Friday, he was at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed Kaltungo Central Mosque in Kaltungo LGA of the state.

He also attended the commissioning of the phase I of the newly reconstructed Gombe-Yola Road in Kumo town of Akko LGA of the state.

He was said to have held a meeting with officials of Funakaye branch of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) at the palace until Magrib prayer, which he observed in congregation at the palace Mosque.

“He later retired to his bed, but around 12am the sad news was relayed to us about the deceased of the emir,” a palace source stated.

Late Mu’azu Kwairanga Mu’azu was appointed as the third Emir of Funakaye on June 2, 2021, 13 days after the demise of his elder brother, late Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga.

According to Daily Trust, the deceased’s elder brother died suddenly on May 20, 2021, few hours after complaining of illness.

Funeral prayers for the decease will take place at his palace by 2:00pm on Sunday.

He is survived by one wife and five children.

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