Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, was among thousands of sympharisers that attended the funeral prayer for the late Emir of Jama’are, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Wabi III on Sunday at Jama’are local government area of the State.

The prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Bauchi, Imam Bala Ahmed Baban Inna.

Other dignitaries present at the funeral included the Emir of Bauchi, Alh. Dr. Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu; Bauchi deputy governor, Senator Baba Tela, as well as former governor of Bauchi State, Barr Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, other top government officials.

Others were Emirs of Katagum, Misau, Ningi, Dass, all in Bauchi State, and Hadeja and Dutse in Jigawa State, including that of Potiskum from Yobe State, among others.

The Emir died early Sunday morning at the age of 84 after a prolonged illness that kept him away from public view for years. He is survived by two wives and 35 children.

Alhaji Muhammadu Wabi III, who spent 51 years on the throne as the Emir of Jama’are was the longest-serving Emir in the history of Bauchi State.