Official and Palace sources have confirmed that the Mai of Tangale Chiefdom in Gombe state, Dr Abdu Buba Maisharu II, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Street Journal learnt that the monarch’s samples were taken to the laboratory of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja, and the results returned positive on Sunday.
Palace sources have revealed that members of the Maisharu’s family were evacuated from the palace to a quarantine facility for further investigation.
Dr Maisharu II is a first-class monarch presiding over the Tangale Chiefdom with headquarters in Billiri LGA of Gombe state.
Update on Maisharu
After newly two weeks in an isolation facility, the 72-year-old king has finally recovered from the disease.
According to the chairman of the task-force, Prof. Idris Mohammed, the paramount ruler’s status was confirmed to be negative after 12 days of his first diagnostic which turned out positive.
Addressing newsmen on the COVID-19 situation on Monday in Gombe, Prof. Idris confirmed that the monarch’s status was negative after 12 of his self-isolation and the closure of his palace in Billiri Local Government. He said samples of the royal father was taken to the laboratory of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and were returned positive after which he was sent to self-isolation.
The chairman explained that the traditional ruler was asymptomatic and was on self-isolation until when he had a cold and was coughing that he was taken to hospital from where he was discharged free from the virus.
He said the task-force had upon the first confirmation of the first-class monarch’s status evacuated members of the royal family from the palace to self-isolation for further investigation.