BREAKING: Taraba First-class Monarch Aku Uka, Dies at 84 ( Photos )

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Dr , the of Wukari and Chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs, has died.

At the age of 84, the paramount ruler died in the early hours of Sunday at his palace in Wukari.Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi

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The monarch died in his palace in the early hours of Sunday, according to a titleholder in the palace and an adviser to the .

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“Yes, the is no longer alive, but traditional rites are still being performed, and the State will issue a formal statement later today,” the source said.Taraba First-class Monarch Aku Uka

Dr (Kuvyon II) was the 27th Aku Uka of Kwararafa and the Wukari’s 13th since its founding.

The late Aku Uka, the Chancellor of the Federal University of Dutse, was crowned king in 1976 as a second-class monarch but was later upgraded to a first-class monarch during his reign in 1982.Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi

Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, a former Chancellor of Federal University Technology Owerri, holds two honorary Doctorate degrees and is a Commander of the Order of Niger.

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