Barely two months after Governor Nasir El-Rufai led government of Kaduna State installed Ahmed Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau, his contender in the respected palace, Iyan Zazzau, Bashir Aminu has died.
Aminu was said to have died of COVID-19 while Pate died of heart attack, an incident that occurred just three months after the death of Shehu Idris, former Emir of Zazzau, Naija News understands.
Talban Zazzau, Abubakar Pate reportedly gave up the ghost on Thursday, just a few hours before Iyan’s death.
It was gathered that Iyan died on New Year Day, just a few days after he clocked 70 years of age, while the Talban gave up the ghost on Thursday.
Naija News recalls that Kaduna State High Court sitting in Dogarawa, Sabon Gari, Zaria had on in November ruled in favour of Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli to be installed as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
The development was coming after Iyan Zazzau, Bashar Aminu filed a suit challenging the appointment of the new Emir.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, expressed sadness following the death of two leading members of the Zazzau Emirate, the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu; and Talban Zazzau, Abubakar Pate.
Buhari reacted in a condolence message released through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari mourns Iyan Zazzau Aminu and Talban Zazzau Pate.”
Source: Naija News