Reports have emerged that the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, has been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Kastina state in critical condition.
It was reported that the emir was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night unconscious, after suffering from high blood pressure.
An unanimous palace source said the monarch was hospitalised at the intensive care unit of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC).
The monarch illness comes two days after the Governor Aminu Bello Masari sealed the Daura palace to control the spread of coronavirus in the entire Daura LGA
The emir’s sickness has fueled speculation among residents that the monarch is suffering from a be suspected case of COVID-19, while others believe the monarch critical condition may be caused by shutting down of his palace.