The untimely death of Shehu Idris, the Emir of Zazzau, has been announced.

Nasirel-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

He said the traditional ruler

died on Sunday at the 44 military hospital in Kaduna after a brief illness.

“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,” the governor wrote.

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