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Emir of Zazzau Shehu Idris dies at 84

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The Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Shehu Idris, CFR, has died at the age of 84.

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The emir died at 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna on Sunday after a brief illness, a prince of Bamali royal family in Zaria confirmed.

Emir Idris was admitted on Saturday at the hospital after his protracted illness deteriorated.

The first-class traditional ruler of Zauzzau from the Katsinawa royal clan assumed the throne on 15th February 1975. He reigned for 45 years.

His funeral prayers will be conducted by 5 pm Sunday at Zaria, Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai said.

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