Emir of Kagara in Niger State, HRH Alhaji Salihu Tanko, is dead.
He died at the age of 102 after a brief illness on Tuesday.
Salihu Tanko was appointed as the 16th Chief of Tegina in 1971.
On January 1, 1982, he was appointed as the second Chief of Kagara with a second-Class status to succeed Alh Ahmadu Attahiru who held the position until his death in November, 1981.
On 1st Nov. 1991, Alhaji Salihu Tanko was promoted to the rank of a First-Class Emir by the military Governor of Niger State Col. Lawan Gwadabe.