Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, on Monday, declared a three-day mourning, following the death of the paramount ruler of the Bachama Kingdom, Hama Bachama, Honest Stephen.
A statement by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, in Yola said Finitir gave the directive, adding that the official mourning of the monarch took immediate effect from Monday, June 29 to Wednesday, July 1.
It read, “Consequently, all flags should be flown at half-mast across the state from today Monday, June 29 to July 1.
“The official mourning is in memory of late paramount leader, Hama Bachama, Honest Stephen, who passed away on in the early hours of Sunday in Numan.’
Hama Bachama died after a brief illness at the age of 66 years.
The royal father, who is one of the first-class paramount rulers in the state, was a retired officer of the Nigerian Army.
The late ruler ascended the throne in 2012 following the demise of his predecessor, Homun Asaph Zadok.
The late Hama Bachama, who was the 28th ruler of the Bachama kingdom, was buried on Sunday afternoon, in Lamurde, headquarters of the Bachama kingdom.