Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alhaji Dr. Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.
His son, Aminu Shehu Idris, confirmed in an interview that his late father who was appointed on 15th February, 1975 and spent 45 years in the throne died on Sunday after a protracted illness.
The late monarch is the 18th Fulani ruler of the Emirate. He left behind 4 wives, children, grand-children as well as great-grandchildren.
Until his death, he was the chairman of the State Council of Traditional rulers.
As at the time of the report there is no official statement from the Emirate Council or state government.