The death has occurred of the Only Christian Monarch In Northeast Nigeria, ‘Mai Tangale’.

He died At 72.

CityNews Nigeria reports that the 15th Mai Tangale, a First Class traditional ruler in Gombe state, Dr Abdu Buba Mausharu, is dead.

Reports monitored in the social media have it that the traditional ruler died in the early hours of Monday in his Palace in Billiri after a brief illness.

Dr Abdu Buba Maisharu was an administrator and traditional ruler, he was born on May 15, 1948, in Poshiya, Billiri LGA of Gombe state.

He attended, Billiri Primary School, 1962-68; Commercial Institute, 1971; Kaduna Polytechnic, 1974-78, he was Clerical asst while in Government of the then North-Eastern State, Maiduguri between 1971-74; Catering asst in Training, Yankari Games Reserve, Bauchi, 1975-76; ag. Hotel Manager Grad II, Bauchi State Wild Life and Hotel Boards.

In the private sector he was with Ashaka Cement PIc, Gombe State between 1979-2001 serving in various capacities including Depot Mgr, Area Office Kaduna; Dispatch Controller, Factory Depot Sale Controller; Depot mgr. Zaria, Dutse, Azare, Yola; Transparent Planner, Head Office.

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The Bible Society of Nigeria honoured him with Life Long Service Certificate of 20 years service, 1979- 99; Ashaka Cement PIc; Certificate of Appreciation as Adviser for 6 years, 1995-2001, by ECWA Church, Ashaka; Certificate of Philanthropic Service by ECWA Bayara LCB, Bauchi, 2003; Special Commendation by Billiri Local Government, Gombe State for Maintenance of Peace and Security; awards in 2004.

He was included in Contemporary Who’s Who by American Biographical Institute, 2004; presented with a Second Class Staff of Office in 2002; recognised as third highest traditional ruler, Gombe, State; holds Doctorate, in Canonical Law (Honoris causa) by Pan-African Christian Theological University Inc, Abuja; Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, 2004.

It will be recalled that the First Class traditional ruler some months ago last year, tested positive for coronavirus but recovered after treatment in isolation for the mandatory period of days.

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Sir nobody can be compared to all you have done in your regime as the Mai Tangale and as the only first class chief to be a Christian in the whole northeast of Nigeria, your time on earth will be remembered for ages. Last time I saw you was when you were caped as the patron boys brigades of Nigeria in your town and in your palace at Biliri. Rest in peace Sir. Peace maker.

The Mai Tangale chiefdom in Gombe state, Dr Abdu Buba Maisharu II, has died late Sunday evening at the age of 72, the state government confirmed on Monday in a statement.

According to the statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, the late monarch died after a brief illness at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe.

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“We regret to announce the death of the 15th Mai Tangle, Dr Abdu Buba Maisheru II who died on Sunday, January 10, 2021 after a brief illness at the age of 72 years at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe,” the statement said.

The government described the sudden death of the paramount ruler as a monumental loss to the Tangale Chiefdom, the state and the nation as a whole.

Prof. Njodi prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and condoled with members of the late monarch immediate family, the Tangale chiefdom and the entire people of the state.

Dr Maisharu II was a first class monarch presiding over the Tangale Chiefdom with headquarters in Billiri LGA of the state.

He was tested positive for COVID-19 in May 2020, but he was treated and recovered after 12 days.

The statement added that burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

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