From BELLO WAKILI (Abuja)
President Muhammadu Buhari has 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, describing their demise as a double tragedy.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a reaction to the incidents on Friday.
According to the statement, the President said “the death of such two prominent figures in Zazzau emirate comes to him as a rude shock not long after the death of former Emir Shehu Idris”.
President Buhari extend his deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the families of the two leaders, the Zazzau Emirate Council, the Government and people of Kaduna State.
He prayed that Allah forgive the gentle souls of the departed and reward their good deeds with paradise.
Meanwhile, the President has dispatched a ministerial-level delegation to visit the palace on his behalf.