The president, in a statement issued on Friday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the death as “a void that cannot be filled.”

President Buhari, who said “a kind and caring ruler has left us,” added that the 61 years of the deceased on the throne had witnessed the growth and development of his community, for which succeeding generations will continue to appreciate him.

The president prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and urged the people of Kwatarkwashi kingdom and Zamfara State in general to bear the loss with fortitude.