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Emir of Yobe dies in fatal auto crash

Emir of Ngelzarma in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State, Alhaji Mahammadu Mai Yeri Ibn Isa II has died.
The 49-year-old monarch, a first-class emir, was killed in a ghastly auto crash that occurred at about 2:00pm Nigerian time on Monday in Gerei ,  Adamawa State.

Secretary of the Emirate Council, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Mai Yeri , confirmed the death to journalists in Damaturu, capital of the north-eastern state, saying the royal father is survived by two wives and 13 children.

He will be buried tomorrow at his home town, Ngelzarma.

Late Mai Yeri Ibn became Emir of Ngelzarma on November 1st  2003, following the approval of his appointment by then Governor of the State, Abba Ibrahim, in accordance with the Yobe State's Emirs (Appointment and Disposition) Edict No 5 of 1996.

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