Etsu Nupe’s Late Wife Laid To Rest in Bida


Late Hajiya Fatima Bintu Bagudu, the youngest wife of the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, was buried yesterday Monday, after Janaiza prayers held at Wadata Palace in Bida.

Hajiya Fatima who was 30 died at Abuja National Hospital on Sunday night after a protracted illness. Among those who attended the Janaiza prayers which was led by the Chief Imam of Bida, Sheik Adamu Yakatun, were the governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello and the minister of state for Solid Minerals, Hon Abu Bawa Bwari.

The burial was also attended by the elder brother of the deceased, Senator Isah Mohammad, as well as other top traditional title holders in Nupe Kingdom.

Also at the prayer were the deputy governor of Niger State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Ketso; immediate past deputy governor in the state, Ahmed Musa Ibeto; Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Shedu Namaska; Emir of Borgu, Barr. Mohammed Dantoro; Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu, and the Emir of Lapai, Alhaji Umaru Bahago, as well as the representative of the Sultan of Sokoto, the Barede Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Salihu and many from within and outside the Niger State.

She survived by the royal father, two children and siblings.

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