Hama Bachama, Adamawa Monarch Dies at 66
The Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom in Adamawa, Mr Honest Stephen, is dead.
Mr Timawus Mathias, the Nzobyalata Hama Bachama and Spokesman of Bachama Kingdom, confirmed the death on Sunday in Numan.
Mathias said that the deceased died in the early hours of Sunday at his palace in Numan, Adamawa.
“He died following a brief illness. Already the funeral rights are well underway according to Bachama tradition in Lamurde, the Kingdom’s headquarters
“Homun Honest Irmiya Stephen is 66 years old,” Mathias said.
He noted that late Honest received his staff of office on Dec. 15, 2013 from former governor Murtala Nyako.
Mathias also confirmed that the King was a retired officer of the Nigerian Army who ascended the throne in 2012.
Bachama was the 28th ruler of the Bachama kingdom.
Late Honest Irmiya was born in Lagos on March 6, 1954, to the family of Warrant Officer Irmiya Stephen, a prince of Numupo ruling clan and Mrs Lekoni Irmiya, a princess of Kowo clan, both under the Bachama kingdom.
Buhari Mourns Death of Hama Bachama
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of Col. Honest Irmiya Stephens (rtd), the Hama Bachama and Paramount Ruler of Bachama Kingdom over the transition of the monarch.
The President also condoled with the Bachama Kingdom, the government and people of Adamawa State.
He noted that the late traditional ruler who received his staff of office on December 15, 2013, served his community, state and the nation creditably.
According to President Buhari, the retired military officer and 28th ruler of Bachama Kingdom, “distinguished himself in the Nigerian Army and devoted his post-service years to promoting the development of his people and fostering unity of his fatherland.”
While urging the Bachama Kingdom to elect a worthy successor, the President prayed God to console all those who mourn the departed traditional ruler and grant his soul eternal rest.