The Emir of Zaria, His Highness Emir Alh (Dr.) Shehu Idris CFR. Is dead. His death was confirmed by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai in a tweet on Sunday.
According to the governor, “He died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna today after a brief illness. Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5pm in Sha Allah. All Covid-19 protocols to be complied with as much as possible during the funeral prayers and condolences”.
“I have inform President Muhammdu Buhari, GCFR of the great loss and offered our condolences. The Chief of Staff to PMB, Prof Ibrahim Gambari will lead a Federal Government delegation to Zaria to condole with the family of High Highness, Zazzau Emirate Council and the people of Zazzau Emirate and Kaduna State. We have lost a rare gem, a source of wisdom and guidance and a true father of all. May Allah Grant his soul abode in Aljanna Firdaus. Amin. – Nasir El-Rufai”, Governor El-Rufai added.