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By Nahum Sule (Taraba State Correspondent, in Jalingo)

The paramount ruler of Jukun, Aku Uka, Dr Agyu Kuvyon Masa-Ibi II is dead. He passed on at 84 years.

Monitoring the situation from Wukari this Sunday morning, it was gathered that the monarch passed on on Saturday night in his palace at Wukari after a protracted illness.

The late Aku_Uka, a first-class chief was also the chairman of Taraba State Council of Emirs and chiefs. He was born in 1937 and was installed as the 27 Aku_ Uka of Wukari in August 1976.

Sources closed to Taraba State Government, told NIGERIAN NEWSLEADER Correspondent in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, that only the governor of the state can officially announce the death of the Aku_Uka after certain traditional rites have been conducted as required by the Jukun tradition.

More Details later. NNL.