Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has extended his commiseration to the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, following the demise of the Emir of Tikau, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Ibn Grema.

Governor Zulum received the shocking news of the death of one of Yobe’s first-class emirs, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Ibn Grema, while on an official trip to New York City.

Zulum’s condolence message was released Saturday night by his SSA on New Media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi.

The release quoted the Governor saying, “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the Emir of Tikau and I extend my heartfelt condolences to Governor Mai Mala Buni, the people of Tikau Emirate and the entire Yobe State during this difficult time.”

He added, “the loss of a respected figure like the Emir of Tikau is a tragedy. His contributions to the community and his legacy will be remembered and cherished by all who know him. His wisdom, kindness, and leadership have left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.”

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The late emir died on Friday after a brief illness in Postiskum town; he died at the age of 70 after spending 25 years on the throne.