The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has died at the age of 84.
He was the 18th Emir of Zazzau and the Chairman of the Zazzau Emirate Council.
The PUNCH gathered that Idris died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna on Sunday.
Governor of Kano, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the Emir’s death.
While describing Idris’ death as “very sad”, the governor tweeted, “It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of the father of our state, His Highness Emir of Zazzau, Alh (Dr.) Shehu Idris CFR.
“He died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna today after a brief illness. Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5pm.”
Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), also mourned the late Emir.
Ahmad tweeted, “The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris died at the age of 84, he had been on the throne for over 40 years. May Allah (SWA) forgive all his shortcomings and grant him Jannah al-Firdaus.”