The Emir of Zazzau and chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, is dead.
The first emir died this Sunday afternoon at Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna after brief illness.
Confirming his death, the Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, confirmed the late emir was rushed to the Army health facility on Saturday and died on Sunday at the Hospital.
Blueprint reports that the late Emir Shehu Idris died at the age of 83 and would be buried in Zaria in accordance with Islamic injunction by 5pm on Sunday.
Alhaji Idris was the 18th Fulani Emir of Zazzau.
The late monarch was survived by four wives, many children and grand as well as great-grandchildren.