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BREAKING: Emir of Zaria (Zazzau) is dead


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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