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Emir of Dutse Buried Amid Tears

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Muhammad Garba

The Late Emir of Dutse His Highness Dr. Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi was buried on Wednesday at a public cemetery in Dutse’s capital a mids t tears, sorrow, and encomiums.

Late Dr. Nuhu Sunusu who died on Tuesday was buried at Kargo cemetery on the outskirts of the Dutse capital, contrary to the existing tradition where emirs are buried inside the royal houses.

The emir Nuhu Sanusi who was known for his simplicity and always identifying himself with the masses was said to have left a will that if he did he should be buried at the public cemetery where common men are buried.

The chief Imam of Dutse Central mosque Dr. Abubakar Sani Birnin Kudu led the funeral prayer of the late Emir who was buried according to Islamic rites.

The late emir Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi died at the age of 78 after spending 27 years on thrones and serving the public in a different capacity.

He left behind three wives, thirteen children, and many grandchildren.

Thousands of people from within and outside the country attended his funeral as the business shut down in the state capital Dutse for mourning the Emir’s death.

Among those who attended the funeral included a presidential delegation led by Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar and his deputy Malam Umar Namadi, Governor of Sokoto state Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Others are the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, APC presidential candidate’s running mate Senator Kashim Shatima, former vice president, Arc. Namadi Sambo, former Jigawa state governor Alhaji Sule Lamido, former Bauchi state governor Abubakar Muhammad

Also Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’adu Abubakar, Shehu of Borno His Highness Umar Elkaneem Garbai, Emir of Zazzau, Kano, Bichi, Rano, Karaye, Gaya, Ningo, Dass, Gwambe, Hadejia, Ringim, Gumel, Kazaure, and any other emirs and chiefs from across the country.

Ulamas and religious leaders from across the country attended the funeral, including the Chairman of the Council of Ulamas, Kano state, Shiekh Ibrahim Khalil was present.

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