Emir of Zaria, Shehu Idris dies at 84

A paramount Northern traditional rule and Emir of Zaria, Alhaji  Shehu Idris has died at the age of 84.

PRNigeria gathered that the Sarkin Zazzau died on Sunday morning (September 20, 2020) after a brief illness.

He was 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.

The late traditional ruler was born to the family of Malam Idrisu Auta who was sometimes called Auta Sambo and Hajiya Aminatu.

Idrisu Auta’s father was Sarkin Zazzau Muhammadu Sambo who reigned from c. 1879 to 1888 and Auta’s grandfather was Sarkin Zazzau Abdulkarimi who reigned from c. 1834 – 1846.

By PRNigeria