Buhari mourns Aku Uka of Wukari, Shekarau Masa-Ibi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja described the passing on of Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr Shekarau Masa-Ibi, as a great to Taraba and to Nigeria.

Until death, the traditional ruler was Chairman, Taraba Council of Chiefs.

Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special on Media and Publicity quoted him as saying: “the late paramount ruler was a simple man.

“He avoided publicity and controversy throughout life of service to people and to the country.

“The passing of Shekarau Angyu at this time when the country needs immense wisdom and knowledge in its efforts to overcome its challenges is a great loss which I cannot find the right words to describe.

“Though death is inevitable, we cannot forget the immense contributions of the late Aku Uka to the promotion of peace, harmony, unity, tolerance and peaceful in community and in the country at large.’’ (NAN)