Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has confirmed the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, who died after a brief illness.
The emir died at 44 Military Hospital Kaduna on Sunday.
“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,” El-Rufai said on his Facebook page.
“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 Muhammadu 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 His 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.”