Iyan Zazzau, Bashir Aminu is dead. His death was announces hours ago. Until his death he was one of the most prominent Zarian Prince and indeed the top contender to the throne of Emir of Zazzau which was vacated by the late Emir, Shehu Idris.
Bashir Aminu had taken both the new Emir as well as the Kaduna State Government to court over the appropriateness or otherwise of the appointment of a successor to the Kate Shehu Idris after he lost out.
He was believed to have been the topmost Prince likely to succeed the late Shehu Idris at his death before he was sidestepped and another Prince, Nuhu Bamali picked.
Bashir Aminu was indeed very close to Shehu Idris and if the late Emir had has his way he would have preferred the Iyan Zazzau to succeed him, reason being that Bashir’s father was the former Emir Shehu Idris took over from.