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Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris Dies After Protracted Illness At Age Of 84

Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris is dead.

The Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna State, Shehu Idris, has passed on Sunday at the age of 84, after a protracted illness.

Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris Dies After Protracted Illness At Age Of 84 1

The monarch spent 45 years on the throne having ascended to the throne in 1975 at the age of 36.

Kaduna state commissioner for home affairs and internal security, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed that Mr Idris died at an Army 44 Reference Hospital in Kaduna.

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, also confirmed the incident in a post on via his Twitter handle on Sunday.

“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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