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Emir Of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris Dies at 84

-By Saidu Abubakar

The funeral of the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Dr. Shehu Idris is scheduled to take place at 5pm today in Zaria City according to reports.

The Emir was reported dead today, Sunday at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in the Kaduna state capital after a brief illness.

The late Emir was referred to as a rare gem, a source of wisdom, guidance, and a true father of all. May Allah grant his soul abode in Aljanna Firdaus.

It was revealed that all Covid-19 protocols will be complied with as much as possible during the funeral prayers and condolences.

Aged 84 years, the late Shehu Idris was born on February 20, 1936, in Zaria

He was installed as the 18th Emir of Zazzau on February 8, 1975, following the demise of Alhaji Muhammadu Aminu, the 17th Emir of Zazzau

Until his death this Sunday, the late Emir of Zazzau was the Chairman of Kaduna State Council of Traditional Rulers.