- Borno has lost of its first-class emirs, Shehu Abba Tor Masta II
- Tor died on Saturday, January 23, of a sickness that is yet to be revealed
- Until his death, Tor was the Shehu of Dikwa in the state
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A first-class emir of Borno, Shehu of Dikwa, Tor Masta II, was in the early hours of Saturday, January 23, reported to have died after battling with an undisclosed sickness.
Until his death on Saturday, Tor was the second in position after the Shehu of Borno, Vanguard reports.
The late monarch was appointed by the former governor of the state, Ali Modu Sheriff, towards the end of his second tenure in 2010.
Tor was the Son of the late Shehu Masta II (also known as Shehu Masta Kyarimi) appointed the Shehu of Dikwa in 1937 at Dikwa
The prominent traditional ruler will be buried on Saturday, the same day he died in line with Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Abdulkadir Pate, a prominent prince and the Talban Zazzau of Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state, was dead.
Pate died on Friday, January 1, and was buried in Zaria around 3pm after the Janaza prayer.
Also, a prominent northern leader and the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashar Aminu, was announced dead.
Aminu was one of the top contenders for the Zazzau throne died in Lagos state.
Legit.ng gathered that Aminu, the wealthiest prince in northern Nigeria instituted a court action seeking the removal of the 19th emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.
The Zazzau prince born in 1951 was from the Katsinawa dynasty. He was one of the most powerful traditional title holders.
The names of three candidates were submitted to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to determine who the next Zazzau emir would be.
In a three-page report submitted to El-Rufai, Iyan Zazzau, Bashar Aminu; the Yariman Zazzau, Munir Ja’afaru; and the Turakin Zazzau, Aminu Idris were recommended to the governor after scaling through the second selection process.
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