By Abba Gwale
Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu, former district head of Sabon Gari and a contender to the Zazzau Throne is dead.
He died after a brief illness, according to the Emirates Twitter handle.
“Inalillahi wa inna illaihir rajiun indeed from Allah we are and to him we shall return. It is with deepest regret and no pleasure that we announce the death of the most powerful traditional title holder & wealthiest prince in Northern Nigeria today, Alh Bashir Aminu Iyan Zazzau,” they wrote.
The deceased was one of the contenders for the Zazzau throne, following the death of former Emir Shehu Idris on September 20, 2020.
He lost the race to the current Emir Ahmed Nuhu-Bamalli, who was appointed by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
The appointmet of Bamalli generated alot of controversies within the emirate and forced the late Iyan Zazzau to challenge the choice in court.
Born in 1951, Aminu who was from Mallawa ruling house bagged his first degree in accounting at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria I. 1975.