A prominent Kastina Emirate kingmaker, Nuhu Abdulkadir, has reportedly passed away at the age of 77.
According to PM News Nigeria, his death was confirmed by a member of the family, Alhaji Aminu Nuhu Abdulkadir.
The Kauran Katsina and District Head of Rimi died at his residence in the early hours of Tuesday.
He was said to have suffered a brief illness shortly after celebrating his 40th anniversary on the throne of Rimi.
The deceased will be buried later in the day, according to Islamic rites. Funeral arrangements are underway.
Before his demise, he was accused of the alleged abduction and forceful marriage of 17-year-old Habiba Isyaku.