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Sarkin Lere, Abubakar Mohammed, is dead

Many family members of the deceased traditional ruler told PREMIUM TIMES that he died after a brief illness.
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The traditional ruler of Lere in Kaduna State, Abubakar Mohammed, is dead.

The Sarkin Lere was 76.

Mr Mohammed, a retired general, died on Saturday morning in Kaduna.

Many family members of the deceased traditional ruler told PREMIUM TIMES that he died after a brief illness.

“He is my uncle. We missed him this Saturday morning. It is indeed a loss for us and the whole family,” a relative, Hassan Mohammed, said.

The emir will be buried in Lere town on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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Mr Abubakar ascended the throne of Lere after the demise of Umaru Sani in 2011.

He is survived by four children and many grandchildren.

Born on April 15, 1944, he at­tended Lere and Soba primary schools be­tween 1951 and 1958 be­fore pro­ceeding to Barewa Col­lege Zaria from 1959 to 1963.

He was at the Ah­madu Bello University­sity be­tween 1965 and 1966 be­fore pro­ceed­ing to the Cal­i­for­nia Polytech­nic in the United States after which he joined the Nigerian army.

He rose to the rank of a bri­gadier gen­eral and was a mil­i­tary administrator of Sokoto State from Au­gust 1985 to Septem­ber 1986.

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