Maigari of Lokoja is dead

The Maigari of Lokoja, Dr. Muhammad Maikarfi III, has passed after a brief illness.

The Secretary, Lokoja Traditional Rulers Council, Muhammed Nalado, announced his departure Wednesday night, stating that he died after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja.

The monarch was 80-years-old was one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Kogi state, having ascended the throne in 1992.