BREAKING: Shehu Idris, Emir of Zaria, is dead

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By Umar Salam.

The death of the Emir of Zazzau (Zaria), Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris, CFR has been announced.

The official announcement by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai reads:

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 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

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