The remains of Late Hamma Bachama, Homun Stephen Irmiya has been buried in Lamurde local government area of Adamawa state.
Akila said the paramount ruler died on Saturday night.
Irimiya a retired military officer, was turbanned in 2012 following the death of late Homun Asaph Zadok.
I was deeply saddened to learn about the glorious passing of Hamma Bachama, Homun Honest Stephen Irmiya.
The Hamma Bachama was a great ruler who led with peace, love, and compassion, putting his people first at all times. pic.twitter.com/7hMU6B1PcY
— Adamu Atiku A (@AdamuAtikuA) June 29, 2020
The palace, in a statement signed by Chief Timawus Mathias, said that the first class chief died at the age of 66 in his palace in Numan after a brief illness.
Mathias who is also the Nzobyalata Hama of the chiefdom had earlier said , the funeral rights would be done according to Bachama tradition in Lamurde, the Kingdom’s headquarters.
“He received his staff of office on 15 Dec 2013 from the then Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako.
“Homun Honest Irmiya Stephen is 66 years old.”
“Homun (King) Honest Irmiya Stephen, Kwire Mana Kpafrato II, a retired officer of the Nigerian Army, who ascended the throne in 2012 succeeding Homun Asaph Zadok (late).
“The Queen of the Bwatiye kingdom is referred to as Mbamto and she is Queen Elizabeth Mbayuen Stephen,” the statement added.