Paramount ruler of Jukun kingdom Masa-Ibi Kuvyon dead

Paramount Ruler Of Jukun kingdom Masa-Ibi Kuvyon dead

The paramount ruler of the Jukun kingdom and Chairman of Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi Kuvyon is dead.

The monarch died early hours of Sunday at his Wukari castle, he was aged 84.

Chairman of Wukari LGA, Adigrace Daniel, confirmed the development in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on media, Jolly Agbu Masa-Ibi.

Mr. Agbu also said traditional rites in accordance with the Jukun tradition had since commenced.

Kuvyon ruled for 45 years, making him one among Northern Nigeria’s longest-serving traditional rulers.

Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi (Kuvyon II) was the 27th Aku Uka of Kwararafa and the Wukari’s 13th since its establishment.

He was crowned king in 1976 as a second-class traditional ruler but was later upgraded to a first-class chief in 1982.

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