Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Balogun Fulani of Ilorin , Alhaji Mahmud Durosinlorun Atiku, is dead.
He was one of the four high chiefs of Ilorin Emirate and the most senior.
He died in the early hours of on Tuesday at the age of 76 and has since been buried according to Islamic rites .
The passing away of Balogun Fulani was announced in a statement signed by the Magaji Nda of Ilorin, Alhaji Salihu Woru Mohammed, on behalf of the Ilorin Emirate Council.
The late chief ascended the throne of his forefathers in September 2005 as the eleventh Balogun Fulani of Ilorin.
The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari led other traditional chiefs in the emirate to witness the burial while the prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin , Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Salihu.
The late Balogun is survived by wives , children and grandchildren .
Sulu-Gambari expressed sadness over the demise of Atiku, describing it as shocking.
The Emir who described the deceased as a competent and loyal chief whose services will be highly missed in the administration of the Ilorin Emirate traditional council stressed that “Balogun Fulani’s death is indeed a colossal loss to the entire people of the emirate.