The Emir of Deba, Abubakar Waziri, who ruled for 33 years, is dead.
He was 79.
Mr Waziri, a retired army colonel, died on Thursday at the Nizamiye hospital in Abuja where he was receiving treatment.
He was the 36th Emir of Deba.
Chairman of the Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe, Haruna Samanja, said the deceased was appointed emir in 1984 to succeed his late grandfather.
He added that the late emir was survived by two wives, 27 children and many grandchildren.