Adamawa traditional ruler, Hama Bachama, dies at 66


The Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom in Adamawa state, Mr Honest Stephen, is dead.
Mr Timawus Mathias, the Nzobyalata Hama Bachama and Spokesman of Bachama Kingdom, confirmed the death on Sunday in Numan.
Mathias said that the deceased died in the early hours of Sunday at his palace in Numan, Adamawa.
He said that the traditional ruler who is 66 years old, died after a brief illness
Already the funeral rights are underway according to the Bachama tradition in Lamurde, the Kingdom’s Headquarters.
He noted that late Honest received his staff of office on Dec. 15, 2013 from the former Governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako.
Mathias also confirmed that the King was a retired officer of the Nigerian Army who ascended the throne in 2012.
Bachama was the 28th ruler of the Bachama kingdom.
Late Honest Irmiya was born in Lagos on March 6, 1954, to the family of Warrant Officer Irmiya Stephen, a prince of Numupo ruling clan and Mrs Lekoni Irmiya, a princess of Kowo clan, both under the Bachama kingdom.

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