The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has died at the age of 84.
The news of his passing away was announced in a statement on Twitter by Governor Nasir’ El-Rufai, who said it is with great sadness that he confirms the passing of the father of Kaduna state,
According to El-Rufai, the late Emir died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna on Sunday after a brief illness.
Idris was the 18th Emir of Zazzau and the Chairman of the Zazzau Emirate Council.
He was appointed on 15th February 1975 and spent 45 years on the throne.