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Nigerian former Kaduna lawmaker Emir dies at 84 on his way to London hospital

KADUNA-(MaraviPost)-Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris has died at the age of 84.

Son of the Emir, Aminu Shehu Idris, confirmed that his father passed on after a protracted illness.

He said the Emir died in Kaduna on his way to London Hospital.

Alhaji Shehu Idris, the 18th Fulani Emir of Zazzau who was appointed on 15th February, 1975, spent 45 years on the throne.

According to Aminu, the late monarch had been battling with an undisclosed ailment for a decade “until this morning when death snatched him away.”

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani also expressed shock at the passing of Emir Idris, whom he described as a titan of peace and bridge between religion.

Shehu Sani wrote on Twitter: “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.”

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