The late Emir of Chikun,Danjuma Barde

The Traditional Ruler of Chikun Chiefdom in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Danjuma Barde is dead.

The first-class traditional ruler died in the early hours of Wednesday at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference hospital in the Kaduna State capital after suffering from an illness.

The late monarch was promoted to a first-class chief in 2018 by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who changed the name of his title from “Sa Gbagyi” to “Esu Chikun”.

In his condolence message, Governor Nasir El-Rufai described the late Esu Chikun, as a traditional leader who promoted peace and embraced the diversity that development and modernity had brought to his chiefdom.

He also prayed to God to grant him peaceful repose, to comfort his family and the entire Chikun Chiefdom.