News reaching KogiOnlineNg reports that Lokoja Monarch, His Royal Highness (HRH), Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Kabir Makarfi III has kicked the bucket.
This was revealed in a statement from Lokoja Local Government Traditional Council, signed by its Secretary, Muhammed Nalado Usman.
The message reads that the Monarch passed away yesterday, Wednesday 28th of September 2023 after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja.
Until his death, the monarch is said to have been one of the longest-serving traditional rulers in Kogi State, having ascended the throne in 1992, and had few months ago celebrated his 30th anniversary on the Lokoja traditional stool.
The Monarch will be buried according to Islamic rites on Thursday, September 29th by 4pm in Lokoja.