The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, expressed sadness over the death of two leading members of the Zazzau Emirate, the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashir Aminu; and Talban Zazzau, Abubakar Pate in one fell swoop.
His condolence message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari mourns Iyan Zazzau Aminu and Talban Zazzau Pate.”
Shehu quoted the President as describing their death as a double tragedy.
According to the statement, Buhari said, “The death of such two prominent figures in Zazzau emirate comes to me as a rude shock not long after the death of former Emir Shehu Idris.
“I wish to extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the families of the two leaders, the Zazzau Emirate Council, the Government and people of Kaduna State. May Allah forgive the gentle souls of the departed and reward their good deeds with paradise.”
Meanwhile, Shehu said the President has dispatched a delegation to visit the palace on his behalf.