The Emir of Patigi in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar , is dead .
Umar reportedly died in Abuja on Tuesday night after a brief illness .
The report of the emir ’ s death was contained in a message by Muritala Raheem , Personal Assistant to the Emir of Ilorin and the Chairman of the state ’ s Council of Emirs and Obas .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that until his death , the deceased was the vice chairman of the state ’ s traditional council .
The remains of the first class traditional ruler would be buried on Wednesday in Patigi by 2 :00 p. m .
Meanwhile , the Emir of Ilorin , Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu -Gambari, has expressed shock at the death of the Emir .
Sulu – Gambari described the late monarch as highly respected, adding that his demise was a colossal loss to humanity .
The Emir in his condolence message signed by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development , Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona , said that Umar was a true epitome of peace and symbol of unity to the entire Nupe- speaking tribes in Kwara State and beyond .
Sulu – Gambari said , “ I received the news of his death with rude shock .
Etsu Chatta Umar was a peace – loving monarch whose penchant for the growth and development of the emirate and state at large knows no bound . We will surely miss him .
“ I pray that Almighty Allah will forgive his shortcomings , admit him into Al – Janatul Firdaos and give the family and the entire people of Patigi Emirate Council the fortitude to bear the great loss, ’’ he said.