Friday, January 1, 2021

Zaria mourns as two prominent princes die same day

The Zazzau emirate was Friday thrown into mourning following the death of two Princes and council members, Alhaji Bashir Aminu (Iyan Zazzua) and Alhaji Abdulkadir Iya Pate (Talban Zazzau).

Iyan Zazzau who was a major contender for the emirship following the death of the immediate past traditional ruler, Alhaji Dr. Shehu Idris, died in Lagos.

He was said to have been ill, according to a tweet by the Zazzau Emirate.

Talban Zazzau, on the other hand, died at his residence.

There was no hint that he was ill.

Funeral prayers for the two were scheduled to take place at the Emir’s Palace in Zaria after Jumaat prayers Friday.