There is anxiety in Kano state after one of the four emirs of the newly created emirates in Kano, the emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Ila ll, was reportedly rushed to hospital over an undisclosed illness.
Daily Trust, citing a source at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), stated that the emir was rushed to the hospital in critical condition early on Friday, May 1.
The emir of Rano was reportedly rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Photo credits: Daily Trust.
The source who does not want to be named disclosed that the monarch had been referred to Nassarawa specialist hospital for further medical attention.
“As I am speaking with you now (around 2:55PM), the vehicle that is conveying the emir to Nassarawa hospital just left the premises of AKTH. The condition of the emir was critical as at the time they departed AKTH,” the source said.
The newspaper reported that one of the traditional title holders in Rano emirate who craved anonymity also confirmed the incident.
The unnamed traditional titleholder said the emir was first rushed to AKTH but for lack of oxygen, he was referred to Nassarawa hospital.
He expressed fears that the traditional ruler may have contracted the COVID-19 infection.
“The emir is in critical condition and from the look of things, it could be a case of COVID-19. May Allah protect us all, but the situation is alarming,” the source said.