Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Shehu Idris is dead.
Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani confirmed his death on his Twitter page.
Sani expressed shock at the passing of Emir Idris, describing him as a titan of peace and bridge between religion.
His tweet read: “I received the shocking news of the demise of our Emir of Zaria HRH Alhaji Shehu Idris. We lost a unifying figure,a Titan of peace and an exemplar for tolerance.
He was a pillar of transformation and a Bridge between religion, culture and modernity. Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun.”
Also, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai giving details about his death, said the Emir of Zazzau, died at 44 Military Hospital Kaduna after a brief illness.
El-rufai on his Facebook page added that the Janazah prayer in Zaria is scheduled for 5pm.
“All Covid-19 protocols to be complied with as much as possible during the funeral prayers and condolences.
I have informed President Muhammdu Buhari 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 High 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,” El-rufai added.