Just in: Taraba 84 year old Monarch,Aka Uku died in sleep


The Aku Uka of Wukari and Chairman, Taraba State Council of Chiefs, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi is dead.

Special Assistant Media to Aku-Uka, Jolly Agbu Masa-Ibi, confirmed this in a statement issued in Jalingo on Sunday afternoon

He noted that the leader died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday.

According to the statement, “The Paramount and Supreme Ruler of the Jukun Race and Chairman Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, Kuvyo II CON has joined his ancestors.

“The Aku Uka joined his ancestors at the age of 84 after leading the Kwararafa Race for 45 Years. All traditional rites in accordance to the Jukun tradition has since commences. The final traditional rites for Aku Uka’s transition from the Palace to Puje would be announced in due course” the statement read.

It was gathered that the late Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi (Kuvyon II) is the 27th Aku Uka of Kwararafa and the 13th since the founding of the Wukari.

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