The death has been reported of Alhaji Mohammed Asha, Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State.
Naija News understands the traditional ruler died on Sunday as a result of complications from the COVID-19 infection.
Before his death, Alhaji Asha had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau for three days.
The news of his death was confirmed by the Zamfara Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru Kaura.
He noted that though his blood sample had been sent to Abuja, the traditional ruler died while the result was still being awaited.
Kaura noted that the remains of the late Emir were still in the hospital waiting for burial by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).