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BREAKING: Emir of Zaria (Zazzau) is dead

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The Emir of Zaria, His Highness Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris is dead.

News of his death was broken by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, on his Twitter handle.

El-Rufai tweeted:

VERY SAD: 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 informed 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

The Zazzau, also known as the Zaria Emirate is a traditional state with headquarters in the city of Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

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