Emir of Rano, Dr Abubakar Tafida Ila II, is dead.
The emir, who was rushed to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) on Friday, gave up the ghost today.
Ila, critically ill, was referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention.
Rano is one of the five emirates carved out of Kano Emirate last year by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Concerns have been heightened in the state over the rash of deaths, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In one alarming instance, 13 people died in one day.
A government committee set up to probe the deaths is yet to submit a report.