COMMUNITY GIST CULTURE LATEST GIST LOCAL NEWS SOCIETY GIST BREAKING: EMIR OF ZARIA IS DEAD By Admin Posted on September 20, 2020 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin The Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Shehu Idris is dead. He passed away at 11:30 am Sunday morning and the Janaza(spiritual birth of the dead) holds at 5 p.m. “It is confirmed. He had some health issue on Friday, and he was taken to hospital where he died . His body would soon be transported to Zaria for burial,” A Zazzau prince who preferred not to be named said. According to Wikipedia, Shehu Idris (born 20 February 1936 – September 20, 2020) is the 18th Fulani Emir of Zazzau and was the Chairman of Zazzau Emirate Council and Kaduna State Emirate Council. He ascended the throne on February 8, 1975 following the demise of Alhaji Muhammadu Aminu, the 17th Emir of Zazzau. On 10th January, 2015 he celebrated his 40 years anniversary, and 8th February 2020, he celebrated his 45 years anniversary.