Another top Nigerian monarch is dead.

A top ruler in Abocho, a town in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Tijani Okutachi, is dead. He died at the age of 61.

OnyxNews Nigeria gathered that Okutachi died on Saturday following a brief illness.

His death is coming months after the death of the Attah of Igala, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II.

Confirming his death in a statement on Sunday, Governor Yahaya Bello in a condolence message through his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, expressed shock over the passage of the monarch.

The Kogi state governor described the late monarch as a great promoter of peace and unity amongst his subjects.

He said, the death of the great ruler is happening months after that of the Attah Igala, Dr Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II was one tragedy too mainly for the Igala kingdom in particular, and Kogi State as a whole.

He said “the 20-year reign of the paramount ruler on the throne, has no doubt attracted significant developments and progress to his people.”

Bello said the top ruler would be greatly missed for his royal counsel, fatherly guidance, and various contributions for the overall good of the state.

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