The Sarkin Lere, Abubakar Mohammed, is dead.
Mr Mohammed, a retired general, died on Saturday morning in Kaduna.
Many family members of the deceased traditional ruler told PREMIUM TIMES that he died after a brief illness.
“He is my uncle. We missed him this Sarturday morning. It is indeed a loss for us and the whole family,” Hassan Mohammed said.
The emir will be buried in Lere town on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Mr Abubakar ascended the throne of Lere after the demise of Umaru Sani in 2011.
He is survived by four children and many grandchildren.