Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has passed away in Kaduna at the age of 84.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the monarch’s death via his verified Twitter handle.
He said Idris died at the 44 Military Hospital, Kaduna on Sunday.
The governor said the Janazah prayer is scheduled for 5pm in Zaria, Kaduna State.
“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 tweeted.
“He died at the 44 Military Hospital Kaduna today after a brief illness. Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5 pm.”